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25 February 1956 (USA) See more »
"Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!" See more »
Kilgore to mine silver on Indian land. The mountain he wants is sacred to the Indians. See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (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)
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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86 min
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

In 1947, Bonita Granville married producer Jack Wrather, who became the longtime producer of the "Lone Ranger" TV series and films. Following this movie, Granville retired from acting to become a producer on the long running "Lassie" TV series. Her final film appearance was a cameo in The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981), also produced by Wrather.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The desert scenes feature shots of tall saguaro cactus. The film is set in Texas, an area in which saguaro cacti are not found (they're mostly in Arizona and New Mexico).

The film takes place in an unnamed territory with a major plot point focusing on the Governor's bid for statehood. Texas was granted statehood in 1845, decades earlier than the period depicted in this movie. Since the only connection to Texas is a long cattle drive to Abilene, process of elimination would suggest that the unnamed territory is Texas's neighbor, New Mexico, where saguaro cacti are found.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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....and a Hearty Hi-Ho Silver, The Lone Ranger, 8 September 2003
Author: ( from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"The Lone Ranger" was the first of two feature films made in the 50s starring Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. It was of course, based on the long running TV series that began in 1949 and ended in 1957. It was produced by Jack Wrather who also produced the TV series.

Essentially a "B+" western it is nonetheless a well mounted production. It was made by Warner Brothers and is as good as any of the Randolph Scott westerns made by the studio at that time. Being a major studio production, it was filmed in color and Wrather was able to hire an above average supporting cast.

The story briefly, involves big time rancher Reese Kilgore (Lyle Bettger) trying to incite a war with the local Indian tribe on whose reservation a mountain of silver is located. The Masked Man and his faithful Indian companion ride in to try and prevent the conflict.

Moore and Silverheels, who had been around the "B" movie scene since the late 30s, play their parts pretty much the way they did on TV but with a little more edge. Moore has a knock down drag out fight with the Indian warrior Angry Horse (Michael Ansara) who is trying to take control of the tribe from sickly Chief Red Hawk (Frank DeKova). Tonto meanwhile, is beaten up by Kilgore's thugs (Robert J. Wilke, Mickey Simpson, Zon Murray). And the boys even get to gun down a couple of the bad guys. And, The Lone Ranger even gets wounded only to make a remarkable recovery. And oh yes, Moore also gets don the disguise of the old prospector again as he did several times in the TV series.

In addition to those mentioned, the supporting cast also includes Bonita Granville (wife of Producer Wrather) as Bettger's wife, Beverly Washburn as their daughter, John Pickard as the Sheriff, Perry Lopez as Pete Ramerez and Kermit Maynard and William Schallert in smaller parts.

The movie is not as corny as the TV series and turns out to be an entertaining western.

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