The Adventures of Red Ryder (1940) is a 12-Chapter Republic Movie Serial starring Don "Red" Barry and Noah Beery, Sr. based on the western comic strip "Red Ryder". It was directed by William Witney and John English. This serial was the eighteenth of the sixty-six serials produced by Republic. Westerns, such as this serial, made up a third of all serials produced by the studio.
The plot follows a standard B-Western pattern of a villain trying to run the legitimate owners off their valuable land. In this case, the value comes from the building of a railroad.