The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)

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Three Indians are murdered. Each was wearing a medallion when he died. Together the medallions form a puzzle whose solution points to gold.


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Complete credited cast:
Douglas Kennedy ...
Ross Brady
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Noreen Nash ...
Mrs. Frances Henderson
Lisa Montell ...
Ralph Moody ...
Padre Vincente Esteban
Dr. James Rolfe (as Norman Fredric)
John Miljan ...
Chief Tomache
Maurice Jara ...
William Henry ...
Travers (as Bill Henry)
Lane Bradford ...
Belle Mitchell ...


Three Indians are murdered. Each was wearing a medallion when he died. Together the medallions form a puzzle whose solution points to gold.

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Last time Clayton Moore starred in a movie/TV production as the Lone Ranger. See more »


The Lone Ranger and the bad guy are duking it out in the lake. They both clamber out, sopping wet. The bad guy swings and misses. The Lone Ranger socks him on the jaw and he drops. The instant he hits the ground, both his and the Lone Ranger's clothes are totally dry. See more »

Crazy Credits

Instead of crediting Fran Striker and George W. Trendle as the creators/originators of The Lone Ranger characters, the credit below the screenplay credit simply reads "Based upon the Lone Ranger legend". See more »


Followed by The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) See more »


William Tell Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Played in background over the opening credits and reprised at the end
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Enjoyable Lone Ranger western film about the Masked Man and his faithful Indian sidekick
16 May 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

All new and a brand new thrills , the story of desperado hordes Kilgore's riders and the silver bullet that stopped the most savage Indian uprising ever to menace America's vast frontiers . The legend of the Lone Ranger is ¨the untold story of the man behind the mask and the legend behind the man¨ , it began on radio and made the transition to the small screen more than 50 years ago . This flick follows the adventures of the Ranger , his white stallion Silver and his American Indian pal Tonto, as they attempt to bring local criminals to justice. This cinematic adaptation deals with the Lone Ranger , here he comes , thundering up the West's deadliest treasure trail , blasting his way into the fabled city of gold . The Ranger accompanied by the Indian Tonto who rides with him, on Silver and Scout, throughout the West, doing good deeds and they dedicate their life to combat the evil that Cabendich represents. As they must prevent a war between Indians and ranchers disguised as masked riders in a dangerous adventure . The two heroes ride off in a cloud of dust under classic musical background composed by Rossini and shouting ¨Hi-Yo silver¨.

¨The Legend Of The Lone Ranger¨ is crusader's last silver screen outing , The film contains action , thrills , great scenery with spectacular outdoors magnificently photographed in Warnercolor . This shows a campy and entertaining glimpse at nostalgic television series . It packs some fine action , adequate musical score , thrills and emotion ; as children as well as adults will undoubtedly love this film . Clayton Moore is good as the mysterious and righteous gunslinger, yet he shows have an endearing innocent charm , while Jay Silverheels is acceptable as his faithful sidekick Tonto. Jay Silverheels played as Tonto in the long series and two films , he also played Geronimo in ¨Broken Arrow¨(1950) . ¨The battle of Apache Pass¨(1951) and ¨Walk to proud land¨(56) . He performed about 30 Western from 1957 to 1973 in important roles such as ¨Brave warrior¨, 'The pathfinder¨, ¨Drums across the river¨, ¨Indian Paint and ¨Santee¨ . In addition , he played a cameo as Tonto in the parody ¨Alias Jesse James¨ with Bob Hope . The motion picture was professionally directed by Leslie Selander .Selander is generally considered to be the most prolific director of feature Westerns of all time, with at least 107 to his credit between 1935 and 1967. He realized his first feature in 1936, a western , genre in which he would not only excel but one where he would spent much of the rest of his career . Although Selander couldn't be deemed an "A"-list director, his movies had a professionalism and a verve that many of those made by his fellow B directors lacked . He also filmed detective thrillers, action/adventure motion pictures and even a horror film or two . He finished a close second with 106 horse operas helmed between 1917 and 1949 , for thirty years . He began with Western starred by Buck Jones and subsequently Hopalong Casssidy series performed by William Boyd . He moved to Republic where directed Rod Cameron in ¨Panhandle¨ and Stampede¨and started his collaboration to Tim Holt in 20 films . After that , he directed his best films as ¨Fort vengeance¨, ¨Arrow in the dust¨, ¨Town Tamer¨ and his final picture shot in Spain ¨Texas Kid¨.

Originally created as a radio play in 1933 by George W. Trendle and well developed by Fran Striker . The Lone Ranger started off as an America radio show started in the 1930s and finally ended in 1954 . It began in a ¨Lone Ranger¨ serial (1938) , a program burdened by noisy action and starred by Lee Powell , being directed by William Witney and John English . It later expanded on to the big screen with 1938's "The Lone Ranger," 1939's "The Lone Ranger Rides Again," , a Republic serial in 15 whirlwind chapters with Robert Livingstone , Chief Thundercloud and Duncan Renaldo . The Lone Ranger was also a television series from 1948 through 1957 in which gained widespread notoriety on ABC television, as Clayton Moore donned the mask each week to fight crime and corruption in the old west and of course Jay Silverheels as Tonto . The Masked rider and Tonto in their first feature-length picture was directed by Stuart Heisler and co-starred by Lyle Bettger and Bonita Granville ; its following was this one , well co-starred by Douglas Kennedy , Charles Watts and Ralph Morris . Furthermore , new version by Willam A Fraker titled ¨The legend of the Lone Ranger¨ that wavers between irony and seriousness , starred by Klinton Spilbury and Michael Horse ; but the film bombed so badly at the box office , as the movie's star Klinton Spilsbury never worked in Hollywood again. The last appearance of The Lone Ranger was in 2003 for a two-hour special on WB Network starring Chad Michael Murray and Nathaniel Arcand . Jerry Bruckheimer Films has debuted a logo for the upcoming adaptation of The Lone Ranger , this is the last big screen iteration of the famous character . The tagline on the site reads, "The Legend Returns." Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski has been contracted to filmmaking the classic TV show film , a blockbuster retelling for the big screen, and Johnny Depp is attached to play Tonto, the Lone Ranger's partner.

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