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The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1952)

When the Butch Cavendish gang ambushes a group of Texas Rangers the only surviving ranger becomes a lone masked vigilante.

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Six Texas Rangers are on the trail of the Butch Cavendish gang.The gang sets an ambush and kills all Rangers except one who lies dying on the trail.The dying Ranger is found by Native American Tonto and nursed back to life.After he recovers the Ranger vows to become a vigilante and bring all outlaws to justice.He starts wearing a black mask to hide his identity.A silver mine provides him with wealth to finance his quests and also with silver bullets.He names his stallion Silver.His friend,Tonto,helps him fight crime and together they become legends as they travel throughout Texas and the American Wild West. Written by nufs68

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The man, the hero, the legend behind the mask.

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In the story, the black mask worn by the Lone Ranger is made from the leather vest taken of his dead brother and his iconic white hat was his soiled hat, which was washed, then bleached in the sun by his new friend "Tonto". See more »

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The origin of a great American hero
23 March 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This three-episode television classic was filmed in 1949 and introduced Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels as the Lone Ranger and Tonto. This seminal film details the Masked Man's origins as a Texas Ranger who was ambushed with five fellow rangers by outlaw Butch Cavendish, the Ranger's recovery with Tonto's help, why he conceals his identity with a mask, how he finds Silver, and their round-up and arrest of the Cavendish gang. Moore and Silverheels were perfect as the two leads in this series and portrayed the characters as no one else could have. They were supported by some of the old-school, venerable character actors of the day such as Glenn Strange, George Lewis, Tris Coffin, George Chesboro, and Walter Sande. The crisp black and white photography stands up well with time and the Lone Ranger "mood music" is a superb, nostalgic accompaniment to the program. Each of the three episodes is wonderfully narrated by way of introduction, and the narration is also used introduce key plot situations.


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