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"The Lone Ranger" (1949) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1949-1957

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The Lone Ranger -- The West becomes wild when a greedy rancher stirs up trouble with a local Native American tribe.  As the threat of war grows, it’s up to the Masked Man and his faithful companion, Tonto, to keep the peace.
The Lone Ranger: Season 5: Episode 39 -- Actors Laina and Dewitt Faversham are behind many robberies throughout the West, but when they arrive in Cedar Springs they might have met their match.
The Lone Ranger: Season 5: Episode 38 -- The Grody Brothers rob the express office in Flat Rock and are in cahoots with an unlikely ally.
The Lone Ranger: Season 5: Episode 37 -- The Calico Kid and his partners rob the Cattlemen’s Association Office in Denton. The Lone Ranger steps in to take down The Calico Kid.
The Lone Ranger: Season 5: Episode 36 -- When Tonto witnesses the shooting of the bank president by his own son, Tonto’s life is put into danger.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
15 September 1949 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(622 articles)
User Reviews:
The Greatest Heroes See more (10 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 298)

Jay Silverheels ... Tonto / ... (217 episodes, 1949-1957)

Clayton Moore ... The Lone Ranger / ... (169 episodes, 1949-1957)
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Series Directed by
Hollingsworth Morse (50 episodes, 1950-1953)
George B. Seitz Jr. (32 episodes, 1949-1951)
Oscar Rudolph (32 episodes, 1954-1957)
Earl Bellamy (29 episodes, 1956-1957)
Wilhelm Thiele (26 episodes, 1954-1955)
Paul Landres (23 episodes, 1952-1953)
George Archainbaud (14 episodes, 1949-1950)
Charles D. Livingstone (4 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Writing credits
Fran Striker (81 episodes, 1949-1956)
Tom Seller (37 episodes, 1949-1957)
Joe Richardson (28 episodes, 1950-1955)
George W. Trendle (22 episodes, 1949-1957)
Charles Larson (21 episodes, 1952-1957)
Dan Beattie (20 episodes, 1950-1955)
Harry Poppe Jr. (15 episodes, 1949-1955)
Ralph Goll (15 episodes, 1950-1955)
Curtis Kenyon (15 episodes, 1950-1955)
Eric Freiwald (13 episodes, 1954-1957)
Robert Schaefer (13 episodes, 1954-1957)
David P. Sheppard (10 episodes, 1950-1953)
Herb Meadow (10 episodes, 1950-1951)
Betty Joyce (8 episodes, 1950-1955)
George B. Seitz Jr. (6 episodes, 1949-1953)
Felix Holt (6 episodes, 1950-1955)
Tom Dougall (6 episodes, 1951-1955)
William Bruckner (6 episodes, 1953-1955)
Jack Laird (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Robert Leslie Bellem (6 episodes, 1956-1957)
Doane R. Hoag (6 episodes, 1956-1957)
Gibson Fox (5 episodes, 1949-1950)
Eve Greene (4 episodes, 1950)
Edmond Kelso (3 episodes, 1949-1957)
Polly James (3 episodes, 1949-1950)
Doris Schroeder (3 episodes, 1949-1950)
Ande Lamb (3 episodes, 1949)
Joseph F. Poland (3 episodes, 1950)
Steve McCarthy (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bert Lambert (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Wells Root (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Terence Maples (2 episodes, 1953)
Samuel Rice (2 episodes, 1955)
George Van Marter (2 episodes, 1955)
Hilary Creston Rhodes (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Herbert Purdom (2 episodes, 1957)

Dwight V. Babcock (unknown episodes)
Hal G. Evarts (unknown episodes)
Shirley Ulmer (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (182 episodes, 1949-1955)
Harry Poppe .... associate producer (182 episodes, 1949-1955)
Sherman A. Harris .... producer (39 episodes, 1956-1957)
George W. Trendle .... producer / executive producer (16 episodes, 1949-1954)
Jack Wrather .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1954-1957)

Paul Landers .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert Pittack (104 episodes, 1952-1955)
Mack Stengler (78 episodes, 1949-1951)
William P. Whitley (39 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Film Editing by
Everett Dodd (59 episodes, 1949-1957)
Frank Capacchione (57 episodes, 1949-1957)
Ben Marmon (17 episodes, 1949-1955)
Marsh Hendry (16 episodes, 1950-1955)
Ernie Leadlay (8 episodes, 1953)
Harvey Manger (6 episodes, 1953)
Axel Hubert Sr. (5 episodes, 1949-1953)
Richard G. Wray (5 episodes, 1949-1952)
Stanley Rabjohn (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Hal Gordon (2 episodes, 1956)

John Faure (unknown episodes)
Stanley Frazen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Howard Campbell (52 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Set Decoration by
William Stevens (19 episodes, 1954-1955)
Harry Reif (10 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Costume Design by
John Sacha (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gene Hibbs .... makeup artist (52 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ben Lane .... makeup artist (39 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Production Management
Hugh McCollum .... production manager (39 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester D. Guthrie .... assistant director (67 episodes, 1949-1951)
Herbert S. Greene .... assistant director (41 episodes, 1952-1955)
Gene Anderson Jr. .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1956-1957)
George Loper .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1957)
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1956-1957)
Hal Herman .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1950)
Francis X. Baur Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1949)

Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Leonard J. Shapiro .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Van Hessen .... sound (60 episodes, 1949-1951)
Earl Snyder .... sound (52 episodes, 1952-1953)
Robert B. Lee .... sound recordist (52 episodes, 1954-1955)
Philip Mitchell .... sound (29 episodes, 1949-1957)
William Brady .... sound (15 episodes, 1956-1957)

Byron Chudnow .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Marsh Hendry .... sound (unknown episodes)
Francis J. Scheid .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
David Sharpe .... stunt double: Clayton Moore (1 episode, 1954)

Troy Melton .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Barlow Simpson .... lighting technician (91 episodes, 1954-1957)
Edward Petzoldt .... chief electrician (52 episodes, 1954-1955)
Maynard Rugg .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bachler .... wardrobe (21 episodes, 1956-1957)
John Zacha .... wardrobe (16 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jack Ruggiero .... supervising editor / editorial supervisor (182 episodes, 1949-1955)
Everett Dodd .... supervising editor (4 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Music Department
Elias Friede .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Other crew
Freddie Fralick .... tv coordinator (52 episodes, 1952-1953)
C.D. Livingstone .... tv coordinator (51 episodes, 1954-1955)
Bertram Millhauser .... story editor (39 episodes, 1956-1957)

Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (221 episodes)
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (1949-1956) | Color (1956-1957)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The 52 episodes in which John Hart portrayed "The Lone Ranger" have been rarely seen on TV or home video since 1952-54, when ABC ran them twice. John Hart returned to star in 1957 as "Hawkeye" on TV's "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans" (1957), unnoticed by most viewers as a previous masked man.See more »
Quotes:
[earliest episodes]
The Lone Ranger:Only you, Tonto, know I'm alive. To the world, I'll buried here beside my brother and my friends... forever.
Tonto:You are alone now. Last man. You are lone ranger.
The Lone Ranger:Yes, Tonto, I am... the Lone Ranger.
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Soundtrack:
Finale from 'William Tell Overture'See more »

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56 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
The Greatest Heroes, 28 January 2002
Author: Shield-3 from Kansas City, MO, USA

Looking back on `The Lone Ranger' TV series as an adult is a strange experience. Watching episodes through an adult's eyes alerted me to flaws I didn't notice when I was a kid: the acting was sometimes on the B-movie level. The stories tended to be repetitive and simplistic. The Native Americans were generally played by Caucasian or Hispanic or Italian-American actors. The `outdoor' exteriors in a lot of episodes were obviously indoor sets. But there is a spirit and an energy to the show that you can't deny.

Most of the credit for the show's success goes to its leads, Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. They became the Lone Ranger and Tonto, lived the roles as no other actors before or since. Moore, in particular, knew the Ranger was presented as a hero and an example to children, and from what I've heard, he tried his best to live up to that. He made the Ranger a fair and just man, someone who didn't judge, who gave people the benefit of the doubt, but acted correctly when the time was right. He used violence only as a last resort. He was a symbol of honor and integrity, the kind of person I wish I could be.

As for Tonto... It occurs to me nowadays how great an actor Jay Silverheels was. Critics of the show always want to use Tonto as the stereotypical ignorant savage, but you have to look at all the things Tonto does. Tonto tracks, takes care of the Ranger when he's wounded, spies out information - you can tell from the expressions on Silverheels' face that there's a lot more going on inside Tonto's head than he lets on. Don't let the broken English fool you!

The thing that really impresses me about `The Lone Ranger' now is how much of a partnership these two characters have. Tonto is not the Ranger's subordinate - they are friends, equals in their adventures. That, as much as any lesson taught in any episode, is what draws me back to the series after so many years: a tried and true friendship.

Oh, if only the Lone Ranger could ride again.

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