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The Lone Ranger (1938)

Approved | | Western | 12 February 1938 (USA)
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 »

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Barry Shipman (original screenplay), George Worthing Yates (original screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silver King the Horse ... Silver - the Lone Ranger's Horse (as Silver)
Chief Thundercloud ... Tonto (as Chief Thunder-Cloud)
Lynne Roberts ... Joan Blanchard (as Lynn Roberts)
Stanley Andrews ... Capt. Smith - aka Col. Jeffries
George Cleveland ... George Blanchard
William Farnum ... Father McKim
Hal Taliaferro ... Bob Stuart
Bruce Bennett ... Bert Rogers (as Herman Brix)
Lee Powell ... Allen King
Lane Chandler ... Dick Forrest
George Montgomery ... Jim Clark (as George Letz)
John Merton ... Captain Kester
Sammy McKim ... Sammy [Chs. 11-15]
Tom London ... Felton - Henchman
Ray Bennett ... Taggart - Henchman (as Raphael Bennet)
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Storyline

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 murder a troop of Rangers. Tonto finds one Ranger still alive and he becomes the Lone Ranger. A Jeffries spy thinks one of five men is the Lone Ranger and to eliminate his enemy, Jeffries has all five captured and sentenced to death. CHAP. 2, THUNDERING EARTH: Jeffries' men plan to wipe out a wagon train of Texans. CHAP. 3, PITFALL: Jeffries forces Blanchard to send a recommendation that he be made Governor. The Lone Ranger chases the courier but a spiked pit awaits him. CHAP. 4, AGENT OF TREACHERY: Jeffries prepares another trap for the Lone Ranger. CHAP. 5, STEAMING CALDRON: Catching one of Jeffries' men who trailed a wounded Jim Clark to their secret caved, there is a fight and the Lone Ranger ends up trapped in a pit with a steaming cauldron. CHAP. 6, RED MAN'S COURAGE: Clark dies from his wounds... Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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Fantasia y adventuras del deste (original poster-Mexico) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caverna dos Demónios Negros See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of George Montgomery. See more »

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Followed by The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) See more »

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One of the Best Serials made...
23 October 1998 | by JRobertSee all my reviews

."The Lone Ranger"....with Lee Powell starring along with other "Rangers"& ,you do not know who really is the masked man, until the final chapter...! But there are great production sequences of action and suspense...throughout each episode. Republic Pictures Studio knew how to make the Serials that moved fast and offered realistic action. This 15-minute super-serial has been "lost" until now, and hard-core fan-collectors could only hope that a good original print could be found and offered to the public on Video.. now if only it could be colorized...and done correctly! But... It's a winner the way it still is today!


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