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The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1952)

When the Butch Cavendish gang ambushes a group of Texas Rangers the only surviving ranger becomes a lone masked vigilante.

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George B. Seitz Jr. (screenplay), George W. Trendle (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clayton Moore ... The Lone Ranger
Jay Silverheels ... Tonto
Glenn Strange ... Butch Cavendish
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Chesebro ... Doc Drummond
Jack Rube Clifford Jack Rube Clifford ... Jerry (as Jack Clifford)
Walter Sande ... Sheriff Taylor
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Storyline

Six Texas Rangers are on the trail of the Butch Cavendish gang.The gang sets an ambush and kills all Rangers except one who lies dying on the trail.The dying Ranger is found by Native American Tonto and nursed back to life.After he recovers the Ranger vows to become a vigilante and bring all outlaws to justice.He starts wearing a black mask to hide his identity.A silver mine provides him with wealth to finance his quests and also with silver bullets.He names his stallion Silver.His friend,Tonto,helps him fight crime and together they become legends as they travel throughout Texas and the American Wild West. Written by nufs68

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The man, the hero, the legend behind the mask.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legenda calaretului singuratic See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Production Co:

Apex Film Corp. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film was among the first "made for television films"... but it's actually a compilation of the first three episodes from the television series all filmed 3 years before. They were... "Enter the Lone Ranger", "The Lone Ranger Fights On", and "The Lone Ranger's Triumph". See more »

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Childhood memories
9 October 2006 | by richsassSee all my reviews

I can remember listening to the Lone Ranger on radio. When TV brought the masked man into our homes, The William Tell overture would bring chills down our spines. This movie which I picked up at a Dollar Store brought back a lot of memories and explained the Ranger's existence. How he was joined by Tonto and the finding of his horse Silver was never explained in the early television episodes. The story was well written and no one could ever replace Clayton Moore or Jay Silverheels. The quality of the DVD is actually much better than the rabbit eared TV picture on the 12 inch screen that I remember. I think getting copies of this DVD would make for great Christmas gifts for young and old ranger fans.


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