The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
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The Vance family settles right in the middle of a war between the Madden gang and local ranches. Despite the hostility to Fred Vance over his past, he decides he will not be run off this ... See full summary »


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The Vance family settles right in the middle of a war between the Madden gang and local ranches. Despite the hostility to Fred Vance over his past, he decides he will not be run off this parcel of land. The Lone Ranger believes in Fred's innocence, and asks him to help stop the ranchers riding into an ambush and then set a counter trap for the gang after rescuing the son of one of the ranchers being held hostage. Written by glen_chapman <>

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13 October 1949 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: For weeks now, the Lone Ranger and his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, have been pursuing the vicious Pete Madden gang, wanted for cattle rustling from everywhere West of the Mississippi. These desperate outlaws have left a trail of robbery, destruction, and murder. At long last, their leader, Pete Madden himself, has finally been captured by the angry ranchers, but at what a heavy cost! For the madden gang has already struck back ruthlessly by abducting young Jim Patrick, son of one of the ...
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William Tell Overture: Finale
by Gioachino Rossini
Played at program opening and during closing credits
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A rescue plot to clear the name of a rustler
28 June 2014 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

In this old tale of the lone ranger, The notorious madden gang has been rustling cattle all over the county, and leaving the bodies of their victims in the wake. However, their leader is behind bars, for a very, very long time.

So in retaliation, the gang kidnaps the son of a rancher, named Jim Patrick, and will exchange his life back to his father in exchange for their leader.

Meanwhile, A former rustler, Fred Vance and his wife are hoping to settle in the county, but not all the ranchers are convinced Vance is reformed.

So, in everyone's darkest hour, the Lone ranger and tonto arrive to save the day. Their plan? Help Fred Vance clear his name with the county by rescuing Jim Patrick.

This one's public domain, there's not much to say, it's a regular hack plot...NO, no, no, no, no wait just one moment, there is something very, very special about this one episode of the lone ranger.

You know who Jim Patrick is? That young man tied to the tree? Dickie Jones. Pinocchio's voice actor for the 1940 animated film. Can you believe at one point, that guy was looking into a microphone and saying "I'm a real boy!" which so many children, young and old have heard, some many times over? Yeah, that's all that's special about this one. Oh by the way, as of June 2014, Mr. Jones is still alive.

EDIT; Dickie Jones passed away 9 days after I originally posted this review.

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