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The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939)

Approved | | Western | 25 February 1939 (USA)
Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The ... See full summary »


(basd on the radio serial The Lone Ranger by), (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Lone Ranger / Bill Andrews
Tonto (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
Silver Chief ...
Juan Vasquez
Sue Dolan (as Jinx Falken)
Ralph Dunn ...
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J. Farrell MacDonald ...
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William Gould ...
Jed Scott
Rex Lease ...
Ted Mapes ...
Henry Otho ...
Paul Daniels
John Beach ...
Raider Hardin
Raider Thorne
Stanley Blystone ...
Raider Murdock
Eddie Parker ...
Raider Hank (as Edwin Parker)


Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The Lone Ranger is on hand to help the homesteaders battle Bart's men as he overcomes traps, ambushes, burning buildings and other obstacles in his attempt to bring peace to the valley. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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THE GREATEST HERO OF SCREEN AND RADIO Rides to dangerous glory in an ALL-NEW series of spectacular and breath-taking adventures! (original poster) See more »








Release Date:

25 February 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Fantasma  »

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(15 episodes)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. The Lone Ranger Returns 2. Masked Victory 3. The Black Raiders Strike 4. The Cavern of Doom 5. Agents of Deceit 6. The Trap 7. Lone Ranger at Bay 8. Ambush 9. Wheels of Doom 10.The Dangerous Captive 11.Death Below 12.Blazing Peril 13.Exposed 14.Besieged 15.Frontier Justice See more »


Followed by The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) See more »

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Lone Ranger Rides Again! Sort Of!
18 November 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This was the second serial for the Lone Ranger (Part of a 2 picture deal that was made with Republic Studios). Lee Powell, who donned the mask for the first serial, was replaced by Livingston. For some reason the Rangers first name was changed, while the last name remained King. The cliffhangers are pretty run of the mill. The story itself was nothing more than a typical western oater of the period. The only real twist in the storyline is that the Lone Ranger is framed by an imposter. He must then go undercover (meaning without his mask) and find the real culprits who have been committing crimes against the homesteaders.

Livingston does an adequate job as King, and once the mask is on just about anyone would have done a good job as the Ranger (especially since the Rangers voice was dubbed in by another actor). Chief Thundercloud returns as Tonto to round out the duo. directors Whitney and English, the dynamic duo of serials, seemed to be going through the motions on this one. While there are plenty of chases and fistfights The Lone Ranger Rides Again suffers from poor writing, and bad plotting. Does this mean you shouldn't see it? No.

Any Lone Ranger completeist, or serial buff will enjoy LRRA because it is a lot of fun, especially for a western. Most video versions out there don't have the chapter recap, or endings tacked on. If you look hard there are some collectors who have done there own beginnings and recaps of the previous chapters. Like the first Lone Ranger serial this one was unearthed in Mexico, and suffers from Spanish subtitles. However, the picture quality is better than the first, and the soundtrack is still in place. This serial is worth the time if you can watch on its own terms.

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