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The Lone Ranger (1938)

 -  Western  -  12 February 1938 (USA)
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CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take conrol of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silver King the Horse ...
Chief Thundercloud ...
Tonto (as Chief Thunder-Cloud)
Lynne Roberts ...
Joan Blanchard (as Lynn Roberts)
Stanley Andrews ...
Captain Smith aka Colonel Jeffries
George Cleveland ...
William Farnum ...
Hal Taliaferro ...
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Bert Rogers (as Herman Brix)
Lee Powell ...
Lane Chandler ...
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Jim Clark (as George Letz)
John Merton ...
Henchman Kester
Sammy McKim ...
Sammy [Chs. 11-15]
Tom London ...
Henchman Felton
Ray Bennett ...
Henchman Taggart (as Raphael Bennet)
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CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take conrol of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then murder a troop of Rangers. Tonto finds one Ranger still alive and he becomes the Lone Ranger. A Jeffries spy thinks one of five men is the Lone Ranger and to eliminate his enemy, Jeffries has all five captured and sentenced to death. CHAP. 2, THUNDERING EARTH: Jeffries' men plan to wipe out a wagon train of Texans. CHAP. 3, PITFALL: Jeffries forces Blanchard to send a recommendation that he be made Governor. The Lone Ranger chases the courier but a spiked pit awaits him. CHAP. 4, AGENT OF TREACHERY: Jeffries prepares another trap for the Lone Ranger. CHAP. 5, STEAMING CALDRON: Catching one of Jeffries' men who trailed a wounded Jim Clark to their secret caved, there is a fight and the Lone Ranger ends up trapped in a pit with a steaming caldron. CHAP. 6, RED MAN'S COURAGE: Clark dies from his wounds. ... Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE DYNAMIC HERO OF THE AIR-WAVES - NOW A DASHING HERO ON THE SCREEN (original six-sheet poster - all caps) See more »

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Western

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Release Date:

12 February 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Caverna dos Demónios Negros  »

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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the Lone Ranger calls out "Hi Yo Silver, Away" it is the voice of Earle W. Graser, the radio's Lone Ranger, heard and not the voice of either Lee Powell or Billy Bletcher. His recording of this signature cry was used even after his death and Brace Beemer had become the Lone Ranger. See more »

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Referenced in Yes, We Have No Bonanza (1939) See more »

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My favorite serial.
5 September 2000 | by (Riverside, CA.) – See all my reviews

This is simply the best serial ever made and it's a crying shame that the original print has been lost (or destroyed as some claim). It was filmed at Lone Pine, Ca., the perfect location for the perfect serial. The 1940 condensation "Hi Yo Silver" is too short, leaving out many key elements, but for dyed in the wool fans of the original its better than nothing.

My copy of the serial is pretty ragged, with Spanish subtitles, but I understand is the only copy available. Too bad. This serial is what all serials should be and seldom are.


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