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The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

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

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 Tonto / ... (217 episodes, 1949-1957)
 The Lone Ranger / ... (169 episodes, 1949-1957)


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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Release Date:

15 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El llanero solitario  »

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(221 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)


(1949-1956)| (1956-1957)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Republic serials The Lone Ranger (1938) starring Lee Powell and The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939) starring Robert Livingston have never been released to television. They have, however, been available on home video. See more »


Silver is described as "a fiery horse with the speed of light". According to Special Relativity, an object with mass cannot achieve the speed of light, as this would require an infinite amount of energy. See more »


[repeated line]
Tonto: Um, that right, Kemosabe.
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Referenced in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #1.9 (1968) See more »


Finale from 'William Tell Overture'
from the opera "William Tell"
by Gioachino Rossini
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A Marvelousl Individual-The Lone Ranger Rides Again-
19 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Iam not sure if discussing the television series is exactly where the comments should be drawn to,however it is on the television where the The Lone Ranger really made a name for himself.Iam not even referring to the original radio broadcasts of this masked rider of the plains,Iam though referring to a point where in a little boy, about 9 or 10 years old,I was to see the movie,"The Lone Ranger"and never forgot it.I can recall that I was on a line or we were moving toward the Paramount Theater-the theater was located in the theater district,if I remember correctly.It was directly across,going East to West from the building that has the ball that drops on New Years Eve-This is of course if anybody doesn't know, New York City.High Above the street on the roof tops there was a time and maybe even still today huge billboards would advertise what was being shown and so on.It was at that point in time that I looked up and was never more impressed as I was when I looked at that billboard to see The Lone Ranger across the roof tops-It was great-It made an impression and was never forgotten.That day we went to see The Lone Ranger-It was the story of how the Lone Ranger was born-The terrible ambush that the Texas Rangers rode into and the subsequent rebirth of one of its fallen heroes.It was in this film we learn that The Lone Ranger will not shoot to kill but to injure so as to let the law be the judge.That type of thinking is so worthwhile that we might be good to learn something from history.This is where we learn that Tonto discovers the fallen Ranger and upon seeing the symbol of the boyhood friendship that The Lone Ranger established years earlier when he as a younger person came to the aide of a injured young person in Tonto-For the aide given, Tonto gave to his faithful friend, a symbol of his thanks which now was part of a necklace that Tonto recognized.Tonto said,"you are Kemosabe".The Lone Ranger said,"kemo-sabe,that is familiar?Then Tonto tells the story of this "trusty scout"(the meaning of Kemosabe)I think the Lone Ranger is one of the true heroes of the silver screen and one of the great heroes of television.It should also be stated that these very respected individuals Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels sought to live there lives according to the legend of The Lone Ranger-It may very well be that there is an inspiring story in the story of the Lone Ranger and his faithful companion Tonto.I myself was so pleased by the ability to find and buy the DVDs, that I stayed up all a Saturday morning and watched The many episodes now available.Long Live The Lone Ranger and His faithful companion Tonto-Hi-Ho Silver-

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