In 1909 Arizona, retired lawman Sam Burgade's life is thrown upside-down when his old enemy Zach Provo and six other convicts escape a chain-gang in the Yuma Territorial Prison and come gunning for Burgade.
Andrew V. McLaglen
After selling his cattle in town, ranch owner Morgan unexpectedly dies, and his foreman Pike has to deliver the payroll to Sonora, despite the perilous journey during which he's followed by many shady characters who want the money.
While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and ... See full summary »
When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the outlaw leader, Butch Cavendish, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the crime that Cavendish represents. To this end, John Reid disguises himself and becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue President Ulysses S. Grant when Cavendish takes him hostage. We learn that Cavendish was an officer in the United States military before he was court marshaled and dishonorably discharged.Written by
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Although his reputation was legendary, his identity remained a secret. For he rode to fame on a white stallion, with his trusted Indian friend, and a black mask hidden across his face. Now the truth is told, and the mask is lifted. See more »
Post-production issues pushed the film's release date back six months. See more »
When dynamiting Cavendish's headquarters , the wooden barracks building is blown up three times. See more »
You got him! You got him!
Young John Reid:
Shh, sit down. Get down!
Leave me alone!
You ain't never gonna find that little redskin.
When I do, I'm gonna scalp him.
Young John Reid:
Go. It's alright. Come on.
The little injun's somewhere.
Young John Reid:
They're at the Reid place. Come on, we're missin' it.
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UK versions are cut by 5 secs to remove horse-falls. See more »
I thought Klinton Splsbury was a good Lone Ranger and Michael Horse was a good Tonto.
The magic of this film, for me, is the first half, when we see how John Reid becomes the Lone Ranger.Also, a great scene where he finds a wild white horse, breaks him, and names him Silver. But a later scene just blew my mind away.
In that scene,after Reid and Tonto bury his brother and the other ambushed Texas Rangers, he decides to wear a mask so the bad guys won't recognize him. He tells Tonto the mask will be a symbol of justice. At this point, we have not yet seen his alter ego.
That changes when we see him from the back kneeling at his brother's grave and vowing to avenge his death. Then he puts his hat on, turns around, and as we see him in his mask for the first time, blaring trumpets sound out the start of the William Tell Overture. Being a Lone Ranger fan, this literally sent shivers down my spine.
The scene continues as they both ride away to more of the overture, and, of course, we hear "Hi yo, Silver, away."
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