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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
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Premiered on ABC on 15 September 1949 (Thursdays 7:30-8:00). Last telecast: 12 September 1957. This was the only ABC program to rank in the top 15 when the A.C. Neilsen Co. began compiling national ratings for network programs. In 1950 it ranked #7 with a 41.2% share. The show was on ABC throughout its run. Reruns began on CBS on Saturday mornings in 1953 and continued to September 1960 and then on NBC for another four years. ABC showed reruns of it in late afternoons from 1958 to 1961. None of the network reruns featured John Hart as "The Lone Ranger", the other "Lone Ranger" from 1952-53. See more »
[first lines for each episode]
The Lone Ranger!
[gunshots are fired]
The Lone Ranger:
A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi-yo Silver" - the Lone Ranger!
The Lone Ranger:
Hi-yo, Silver, away!
With his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early West. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Lone Ranger rides again!
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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
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
In 1999 Moore died of a heart attack. He was 85 years old.
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