This version takes a look at the character in the years before he became a legend. It all begins with the introduction of Luke Hartman, a 20-year old Boston law student who witnesses the ... See full summary »
Chad Michael Murray,
CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take conrol of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then ... See full summary »
Silver King the Horse,
Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The ... See full summary »
When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the evil that Cavendich represents. To this end, John Reid becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue the President Grant when Cavendich takes him hostage. Written by
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At the time of production, a rather older, yet still iconic Clayton Moore was making personal appearances as the "masked man". The Wrather Company, owner of The Lone Ranger character took the actor to court banning him from wearing the mask, citing that an elderly man didn't represent the character the way he should. Though stripped of the mask, Mr. Moore continued making personal appearances in costume, but wearing over-sized sunglasses instead of the mask. After the extremely poor box office performance of the film, Clayton Moore was allowed to make appearances as The Lone Ranger, mask and all. See more »
As Tonto approaches Silver just before the "breaking in" scene listed here, he is carrying the saddle and blanket in his right hand and the bridle in his left.
When he arrives at Silver, having never been out of camera sight more than 1 or 2 seconds the the bridle is now in his right hand with the saddle in his left.
Still in scene above the waste, Tonto is next seen without the saddle. When the Ranger picks up the saddle, it is magically behind him even though Tonto never crossed behind him or tossed the saddle. See more »
LYRICS TO "THE MAN IN THE MASK/BALLAD OF THE LONE RANGER"
The legend started simply, just a boy without a home; taken in by Indians, but still pretty much alone. He had to struggle with strange customs, and his own fears from within. He learned the wisdom of the forest; he learned the ways of the wind.
[FIRST CHORUS, opening credits]
The legends tell of men who died to open up the West. They rode through Hell to find their Promised Land. The legends tell of One who tried to fight ...
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What is most interesting about this film, other than it's parallels to Zorro (which was written in the early 1900's): is the fact that Klinton Spilsbury never spoke a single word of dialogue throughout the entire piece, his lines being completely dubbed by James Keach, Stacey Keach's brother; Harrison Ford's stunt double from the later release of Raiders being run over during the stagecoach stunt homage to Yakima Canutt; and that John Hart, temporary replacement for Clayton Moore on the TV version of the Lone Ranger, being cast as Mr. Striker, newspaper editor and creator of the Lone Ranger mythos.
I personally like this film despite it's flaws. It's good, but could have been so much better.
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