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The Lone Ranger 

The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jay Silverheels ...  Tonto 217 episodes, 1949-1957
Clayton Moore ...  The Lone Ranger 169 episodes, 1949-1957
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Storyline

The lone surviving Texas Ranger who was nursed back to health by the Potawatomi tribesman Tonto. He rides with him, on Silver and Scout, throughout the West, doing good while living off a silver mine which supplies him with income and bullets. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Western

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lone Ranger: Kemo Sabe Collection See more »

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Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(221 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (1949-1956)| Color (1956-1957)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tonto's horse is called Scout. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Tonto: Um, that right, Kemosabe.
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Alternate Versions

The first three episodes are available edited together as a ersatz feature "Enter the Lone Ranger" (1949) running 68 minutes minus titles and recaps. (It was a three parter) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Full House: Slumber Party (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture: Finale
by Gioachino Rossini
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A hero to me forever
9 July 2013 | by hnsum7See all my reviews

There is only one Lone Ranger and only one Tonto. Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. They were both so ingrained in my childhood psyche as hero's, that they remain to this day to be just that. I have watched each and every episode, or at least I believe I have. In doing so it occurred to me that there was never really a gray area, there was right and there was wrong. There was good and there was evil...justice and injustice. Simple, yet powerful messages.

As an adult and watching the earliest episodes, it occurred to me that Tonto, actually gave all the idea's for his partners image. It was Tonto that suggested the mask. It was Tonto that suggested the silver bullets, and it was Tonto that came up with the name for Silver..when he proclaimed that the horse the Lone Ranger saved from death was "Silver White"! At last, as Tonto stood with the lone surviving Ranger over the graves of the others, Tonto, proclaimed "You are all alone now..You Lone Ranger! Of course, the response was "Yes Tonto, I am..The Lone Ranger!

The bonds of friendship and trust for the Lone Ranger and Tonto, was used 25 years later as an example of true friendship in an episode of Happy Days. In this particular episode, where Ritchie wanted to expose Fonzie for hating liver. The remark from Fonzie that typified what a true friendship should be was this "Many people tried to remove the mask of the Lone Ranger, but Tonto "never tried". All of America knew and felt that the truest of friendships would be to be like The Lone Ranger and Tonto.

Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels are beloved for more than just being actors in a great western that will live forever. They are symbolic of so much more and as I said..will always be my hero's.


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