CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take control 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 »
The sole surviving Texas Ranger (Klinton Spilsbury) of an ambush arranged by outlaw leader Major Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish (Christopher Lloyd) returns to fight back as a great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger.
William A. Fraker
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,
Sergio Corbucci copied The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958) that had a bandit with a red hood, for Django (1966). 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 »
He won't be talking to anybody.
What about that masked man and injun? They can cause us plenty of trouble.
Oh, we got what we were after. No matter who that masked man is, he'd never be able to figure out what that was. Come on.
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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 »
Fun, dumb, and an interesting look into the 1950s low budget cowboy movies.
I really enjoy watching old movies/TV shows like this. They're cheesy and it's very easy for us to poke fun at the melodrama and obvious twists, but they're a throwback to when people weren't so critical of entertainment and just enjoyed seeing moving pictures, cowboys, Indians and a very clear good vs bad story. There was no anti-hero. No muddied waters. Good was good. Bad was ham-fistedly bad. And the day was always saved. The acting isn't great, but fits well with the melodramatic feel of the movie. I haven't seen a lot of the 1950's Lone Ranger TV show, but I was surprised at how little the Lone Ranger was used. He is a very one-dimensional character and all the development he ever gets is the opening credits where we hear about how he became the Lone Ranger and that He rides for justice. Maybe it's a good thing that he didn't have a lot of screen time, because you can't do a lot with that character. Instead, Tonto and other more dimensional side characters get more screen time. The movie deserves props for trying to handle a story line that deals a bit with racial relations between the Native Americans and the white man. It's a bit clumsy and wouldn't pass muster today, but it's cool to see such a story in 1958.
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