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The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 4 June 1958 (USA)
Three Indians are murdered. Each was wearing a medallion when he died. Together the medallions form a puzzle whose solution points to gold.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clayton Moore ... The Lone Ranger
Jay Silverheels ... Tonto
Douglas Kennedy ... Ross Brady
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Sheriff Oscar Matthison
Noreen Nash ... Frances Henderson
Lisa Montell ... Paviva
Ralph Moody ... Padre Vincente Esteban
Dean Fredericks ... Dr. James Rolfe (as Norman Fredric)
John Miljan ... Chief Tomache
Maurice Jara Maurice Jara ... Redbird
William Henry ... Travers (as Bill Henry)
Lane Bradford ... Wilson
Belle Mitchell ... Caulama
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Storyline

Three Indians are murdered. Each was wearing a medallion when he died. Together the medallions form a puzzle whose solution points to gold.

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Unmasking the West's most Fabulous Treasure! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Held mit der Maske See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wrather Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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In an early scene at the opening, an Indian is shot by one of the hooded raiders, and in a close up, there's blood on his shirt but no bullet hole. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ross Brady: He won't be talking to anybody.
Travers: What about that masked man and injun? They can cause us plenty of trouble.
Ross Brady: 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Follows The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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Written by Gioachino Rossini
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The Lone Ranger Rides Again!
8 September 2003 | by bsmith5552See all my reviews

"The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold" was the second of two features made in the 50s starring Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. Based on the long running TV series, this film was also produced in color by Jack Wrather. As in the previous entry, there is an excellent cast of veteran western performers.

The "lost city" of the title is an old Spanish city of gold hidden away on Indian tribal lands. There is a five piece amulet that when assembled, will show the location of the treasure. The holders of the various pieces begin to turn up murdered by a gang of hooded riders and its up to our heroes to save the day.

The baddies are led by Fran Henderson (Noreen Nash) whose chief henchman Ross Brady (Douglas Kennedy) does all of the dirty work. Finally, there is only one missing piece. The Lone Ranger disguises himself as a southern gentleman bounty hunter in order to gain Henderson's confidence. The old Chief (John Miljan) laments for his missing grandson who turns out to be the town doctor (Norman Frederic). Finally, The Lone Ranger and Tonto sort things out and deal with the villains.

In addition to those mentioned, Lisa Monteil appears as an Indian maiden, Ralph Moody as the Padre, Charles Watts as the corrupt sheriff and Lane Bradford and Bill Henry as Kennedy's henchmen.

Clayton Moore had been around since the late 30s, appearing in many "B" westerns and starring in several serials. By the time this film was made, he had become so identified with the Lone Ranger, that he never made another feature film. Jay Silverheels similarly came up through the "B" movie ranks and appeared in several Universal westerns in the 50s and the Glenn Ford western "Santee" as late as 1973.


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