A murder is pinned on two cowboys who strike it rich, until the Lone Ranger traps the real killer.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Hardrock Jones
Dick Larrabee
Rusty Bates
Sheriff Stanton
Bob Larrabee


A murder is pinned on two cowboys who strike it rich, until the Lone Ranger traps the real killer.

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10 November 1949 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Narrator: This is silver mining country. Or rather, it was once. Now, almost all its mines are closed down, their riches exhausted. There's a theory, however, that where silver has been, silver must be. And among those who hold this theory are Dick and Bob Larrabee, brothers who have come all the way from the East to test it, and hope it will prove to be right. Though what Hardrock Jones and Rusty Bates, his partner of thirty years standing, are hoping for, is hard to say. Or if one could ...
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William Tell Overture: Finale
by Gioachino Rossini
Played at program opening and during closing credits
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This episode could have had a much better ending.
26 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This comment contains a spoiler so reader be warned. In this episode the "bad-guy," Hardrock, was very aggressive,for example,shooting and killing his mining partner and later gun-butting and knocking the sheriff out, played by Monte Blue. Monte, who was bleeding from the his head wound,later crawled toward Hardrock's cabin where Hardrock was trying to make the Lone Ranger jump into a 300 foot mining shaft.

Despite all this, Hardrock gives up with almost a whimper when he was barely punched by the Ranger at the end of the show. Maybe the actor who played Hardrock was afraid of any physical contact with Clayton Moore because of his advancing years. In short, this episode could have been of the best but was so anti-climatic it really let me down. I've seen many Lone Ranger episodes and some are better than others which is natural with a long television series. Sometimes this can't be helped if a script is too thin. But this episode was full of action and detail until the disappointing end.

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