The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The lone surviving Texas Ranger who was nursed back to health by the Indian Tonto rides with him, on Silver and Scout, throughout the West, doing good while living off a silver mine which supplies him with income and bullets. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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15 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El llanero solitario  »

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(221 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(1949-1956)| (1956-1957)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Lone Ranger's real last name is Reid, but his real first name is never given on this series or the original radio series. In later years it was revealed that his full name was John Reid. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Lone Ranger: Hi-yo, Silver, away.
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Referenced in SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (2009) See more »

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Finale from 'William Tell Overture'
from the opera "William Tell"
by Gioachino Rossini
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Hi-Ho, Silver! Away!
20 September 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.....

There can be no denying that The Lone Ranger is the quintessential TV Western of the 1950s. It is the one show that has proved, time and again, to be a real favorite of both children and adults alike.

Starring Clayton Moore, as the masked rider, and Jay Silverheels, as Tonto, his ever-loyal sidekick, The Lone Ranger was an action-packed, half-hour program whose episodes always had an interesting and thoughtful story to tell about life in the days of the Old West.

Actor Clayton Moore was the absolute embodiment of this mysterious, masked crime-fighter who would often go to great lengths to see that justice was done and that the criminals paid a dear price for their dishonest deeds.

Clayton Moore was once quoted as saying that he had "fallen in love with being the Lone Ranger character".

The Lone Ranger's story concerns a nameless Texas Ranger who is the sole survivor of a vicious ambush. After he is nursed back to health by his new-found comrade, Tonto, he embarks on a mission to bring justice and peace to the lawlessness of the Old West.

Using the benefits from a secret silver mine, the Lone Ranger rides the West on his magnificent horse, Silver, and dispenses justice in the form of his trademark - The silver bullet.

Following the cancellation of The Lone Ranger in 1957, Clayton Moore then embarked on a 40-year career making personal appearances, TV guest spots, and classic TV commercials dressed up as the legendary masked man.

In 1999 Moore died of a heart attack. He was 85 years old.


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