The Lone Ranger (1956)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Western  |  25 February 1956 (USA)
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Kilgore to mine silver on Indian land. The mountain he wants is sacred to the Indians.



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Complete credited cast:
Reece Kilgore
Welcome Kilgore
Pete Ramirez
Cassidy (as Robert Wilke)
John Pickard ...
Sheriff Sam Kimberley
Lila Kilgore
Angry Horse
Chief Red Hawk (as Frank deKova)
Charles Meredith ...
Mickey Simpson ...
Zon Murray ...
Chip Walker


Kilgore to mine silver on Indian land. The mountain he wants is sacred to the Indians. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Release Date:

25 February 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El guardián enmascarado  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Frank de Kova often played Indians and Latinos. His performance as Red Hawk is sincere and touching. See more »


The desert scenes feature shots of tall saguaro cactus. The film is set in Texas, an area in which saguaro cactci are not found (they're mostly in Arizona and New Mexico). See more »


The Lone Ranger: Hi-yo, Silver! Away!
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Follows Hi-Yo Silver (1940) See more »


Maverick Theme
Written by David Buttolph
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Moore and Silverheels reprise their TV roles.
8 October 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

Although its script is strictly utilitarian and a bit dull at times, this movie is a worthy companion to the beloved TV series, with Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels in their most familiar roles. This time the virtuous duo is out to stop a war from starting between ranchers and Indians. There are a couple good action sequences and some admirable horsemanship to help out the rather formulaic script.

If that really is Moore playing the Ranger in disguise as an old prospector, then it's a treat to see him in something other than his one-note performance as the masked man. Also, it sure looked to me like, contrary to legend, the Lone Ranger shot and killed a man! Rest assured, it was necessary to keep from being killed himself. And if you're a fan of Bill Cosby's classic comedy routines, you'll love it when Tonto goes into town to get information and is set upon by the bad guys.

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