The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
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The Lone Ranger Fights On 

The origin of the Lone Ranger's horse Silver and his use of silver bullets is explained.


George W. Trendle (creator), George B. Seitz Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Clayton Moore ... The Lone Ranger
Jay Silverheels ... Tonto
Glenn Strange ... Butch Cavendish
Walter Sande ... Sheriff Taylor
George Chesebro ... Doc Drummond
Ralph Littlefield Ralph Littlefield ... Jim Blaine
George J. Lewis ... Vince Collins (as George Lewis)
Jack Rube Clifford Jack Rube Clifford ... Jerry (as Jack Clifford)


Still fighting the man who betrayed the Texas Rangers, The Lone Ranger starts with him hanging off the side of a cliff. Afterwards, he meets his white horse named Silver and decides that the only bullets he will shoot with are silver bullets. Written by Michelle

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Release Date:

22 September 1949 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Apex Film Corp. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this episode The Lone Ranger finds, and names, his horse "Silver". See more »


Collins' scream as he falls to his death is clearly dubbed by a woman. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Far from civilization, in a desolate canyon of the Southwest, are the graves of a patrol of Texas Rangers; victims of an ambush laid by the infamous Cavendish gang. One grave, however, differs strangely from the other five for it contains no corpse. Now, on the canyon walls, a desperate battle is being fought. Vince Collins, a member of the Cavendish gang, fights two determined men whom he has just tried to betray. One is a masked man, the Lone Ranger, who filled the empty grave to...
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Edited into The Lone Ranger Story (1955) See more »


William Tell Overture: Finale
by Gioachino Rossini
Played at program opening and during closing credits
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New Elements of the Story
19 February 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Tonto, himself a loner, swears to assist our hero. It's too bad that he couldn't have mastered the first person pronoun, but I suppose there were still those who wanted to show him as a step below our hero (Clayton Moore's character spoke beautifully). Still, Jay Silverheels has ani elegance that makes him quite remarkable. Also, think of a Native American having second billing at this historical period. We are also introduced to Silver who has been attacked a buffalo (does anyone wonder how this relatively slow moving creature could harm such a graceful horse). Silver begins to take a prominent role. We are made aware that the twosome, along with an old friend have rich mine and will never want for money necessary to do their jobs. An, once again, enter the Cavendish gang, running rampant over a town, killing all the important people. The third episode will bring us into the weekly with the Cavendish gang being the objects.

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