Thursday, August 11, 2011

Art Gallery: Allan "Rocky" Lane as Red Ryder

(1946)

(1946)

(1947)

7 comments:

Ron Scheer said...

Thanks again for the great posters. Rocky Lane and Bobby Blake were the right combination. Don Barry wasn't as convincing for me.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Evan. I never saw one of these films but I know they were big for my dad. He spoke of them fondly.

Glen Davis said...

Not even Wild Bill Elliot could fill Rocky's shoes.

Richard R. said...

I loved Red Ryder when I was a tyke. Read the comic books every chance I got. I've not seen these films, though. Is it played pretty straight or tongue-in-cheek?

Evan Lewis said...

Not sure I've seen Allan Lane as Red. Thought Bill Elliott was OK, though. Don't recall more than the average humor. My guess is that Bobby Blake would be less amusing than the average funny sidekick.

Randy Johnson said...

They used to run the Wild Bill Elliot versions on TV when I was young. I liked them, but never saw any other actor in the role.

Anonymous said...

I've seen B Westerns with "Wild Bill" Elliot and "Rocky" Lane, but I've never seen a Red Ryder movie. Today, the character seems to be remembered more for the BB gun than the comic strip or the movies.