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The Lone Ranger (1956)

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

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Reece Kilgore
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Welcome Kilgore
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Pete Ramirez
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Cassidy (as Robert Wilke)
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Sheriff Sam Kimberley
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Lila Kilgore
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Kilgore to mine silver on Indian land. The mountain he wants is sacred to the Indians. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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El guardián enmascarado  »

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Trivia

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

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The Rangers are seen wearing the "wagon wheel star" badge. This film is set in the late 1870s, but that particular badge wasn't issued until the early 1900s. See more »

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Narrator: When factories first began to send their pall of smoke over the cities, and farmlands in the east offered only the barest living, Americans turned their faces toward the west. They poured into the new territories by thousands; bringing their household goods, fording the might rivers, and climbing the mountains. Fighting Indians and outlaws, praying, toiling, dying. It was a hard land, a hostile land. Only the strong survived. A new American breed, the Pioneer. In this forge, ...
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Follows The Lone Ranger (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
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Written by Gioachino Rossini
[Played over the opening credits and reprised at the end]
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A great film of an American hero
28 July 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels reprise their television roles in this western classic that has the Lone Ranger and Tonto defusing a war between ranchers and Indians. A a greedy cattle baron wants to seize a silver-rich mountain on an Indian reservation and devises plans to have the Indians relocated or exterminated to achieve his ends. The picture was filmed in beautiful color with excellent sound, and has a solid cast and a very good music score, including the signature William Tell Overture. There are several fine action scenes, daring rescues and the familiar disguises used by the Masked Man to close in on the killer of a young cowboy. The grand mountain vistas of southern Utah provide the backdrop for this film and the Ranger and Tonto never looked better as they ride the trail for justice and bring peace to a young territory hoping for statehood. Moore and Silverheels get great support from Lyle Bettger as the scheming rancher, Robert Wilke, John Pickard, Michael Ansara, Frank de Kova and Perry Lopez.


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