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Release Date:
25 February 1956 (USA) See more »
"Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!" See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"Who was that masked man?...I wanted to thank him." See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clayton Moore ... The Lone Ranger

Jay Silverheels ... Tonto

Lyle Bettger ... Reece Kilgore

Bonita Granville ... Welcome Kilgore

Perry Lopez ... Pete Ramirez

Robert J. Wilke ... Cassidy (as Robert Wilke)

John Pickard ... Sheriff Sam Kimberley

Beverly Washburn ... Lila Kilgore

Michael Ansara ... Angry Horse

Frank DeKova ... Chief Red Hawk (as Frank deKova)

Charles Meredith ... Governor
Mickey Simpson ... Powder

Zon Murray ... Goss

Lane Chandler ... Chip Walker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Malcolm Atterbury ... Phineas Tripp (uncredited)
Emile Avery ... Cassidy Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Edward Colmans ... The Padre (uncredited)
Robert Filmer ... Businessman (uncredited)
Fred Foy ... Hi Yo, Silver (voice) (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Townsman (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Townsman (uncredited)

Robert Malcolm ... Rancher (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Rev. Purdy (uncredited)

Philo McCullough ... Townsman (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Townsman (uncredited)

Hank Patterson ... Old Man Kimberley (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Businessman (uncredited)

Lee Roberts ... John Muller (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Rider (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Clive (uncredited)
Tex Terry ... Townsman (uncredited)
Elmore Vincent ... Mr. Abernathy (uncredited)

Robert Williams ... U.S. Marshal, Abilene (uncredited)

Rush Williams ... Knuckles (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Heisler 
Writing credits
Herb Meadow (screenplay)

George W. Trendle  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Willis Goldbeck .... producer
Jack Wrather .... producer
Original Music by
David Buttolph 
Cinematography by
Edwin B. DuPar  (as Edwin DuPar)
Film Editing by
Clarence Kolster 
Art Direction by
Stanley Fleischer 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Al Greenway .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alice Monte .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Farfan .... assistant director
C.M. Florance .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Edward Roden .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (uncredited)
Charles McLaughlin .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Weldon H. Patterson .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
Dave DePatie .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Jensen .... boom operator (uncredited)
Paul Reuting .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bob Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Jennings .... camera operator (uncredited)
Vic Johnson .... gaffer (uncredited)
J. Henry Kruse .... camera operator (uncredited)
Walter Robinson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Claude Swanner .... best boy (uncredited)
Nicholas Thoeson .... grip (uncredited)
Jack Woods .... photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gene Martin .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Peg McKeon .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Edward Schroeder .... assistant cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Jack Casey .... publicist (uncredited)
Ardon Faught .... first aid (uncredited)
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Glen Roswald .... auditor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
86 min
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: When the Kilgore girl leaves the ranch the first time she has her things packed and a suitcase is put in the wagon with her. When she returns to her home later she is told to pack her things again but the movie suggests that the suitcase was lost during her first trip and therefore she has nothing left to pack.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...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Legends of the Superheroes" (1979)See more »
Maverick ThemeSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"Who was that masked man?...I wanted to thank him.", 14 June 2012
Author: LeonLouisRicci from United States

The Lone Ranger is simply the Coolest Western Hero ever. A Mythological Figure of Demigod status. He has sculpted Good Looks framed in a Stunning yet Simplistic Outfit (no spangles or fringes here).

He Speaks in Mellifluous Tones that Demand Attention and Respect. He has Style Without Pretensions, smoothly Spinning his Gun back in the holster and Gliding onto his Beloved Silver whether at a Standstill or a Gallop.

Along with his Faithful Companion Tonto, who Exudes excessive amounts of Supreme Stature in his own right, the Ranger must Rescue a Kidnapped little Girl, Stop an all out Indian Uprising, and Battle numerous amounts of Injustice, Greed, and Bigotry. It's all done with Wit, Skill, and a Fearful Fighting Style Unique in the Untamed West.

This Movie version of the Extremely Popular TV-Entertainment is a well-Produced, Colorful, well-Written, well-Done Addition that will Please Western Fans of All Ages. Not just the Kids.

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