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The Lone Ranger (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Western | 25 February 1956 (USA)
Wealthy rancher Reese Kilgore aims to grab silver-rich Indian land by skilfully pitting Indians against settlers but the suspicious territorial governor sends The Lone Ranger to investigate.

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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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His first ever feature film. See more »

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Adventure | Western

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25 February 1956 (USA)  »

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El guardián enmascarado  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,550,000, 31 December 1956
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1.85 : 1
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In the scene where the Ranger meets the governor with his mask on, the music in the background is the soon to be "Maverick" theme. Both this film and Maverick credit David Buttolph with the music. See more »

Goofs

After the Ranger is shot, there is visible blood around a wound on his right arm. As the movie continues from that point. the blood becomes less and less as the Ranger favors his arm less and less. Finally, the blood is gone and the Ranger conducts himself as if nothing has happened. He receives no medical attention other than drinking from a pond. 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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Featured in Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 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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An underrated Western classic
16 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I found this film at our local library while searching for the old TV series. I never knew Clayton Moore had done a feature length movie as the Lone Ranger, so this was a pleasant surprise on many counts. It's a strong performance for a "B" movie, better in fact than many contemporary westerns with bigger stars. It has an excellent supporting cast (though Lyle Bettger as Reece Kilgore is just as weak here as he is as Ike Clanton in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral). Strong moral themes, lots of action and an interesting, even rather complex, plot for a piece like this. Michael Ansara is great as Angry Horse, the volatile Indian who is at odds with the Lone Ranger. A very re-watchable family favorite!


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