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 »


While one of Cavendish's henchmen is fighting with the Sheriff, the henchman's hat is off, but in the next shot, just a second later, his hat is back on. 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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26 April 2014 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

This episode picked up where the other let off. The one who led the rangers into an ambush is fighting the Lone Ranger on a cliff. The Lone Ranger meets his beautiful, white horse, Silver. He also decides to use silver bullets.

The fighting is pretty darn cheesy. I can't help but to laugh at fake punching going on. We gave to remember, though, that this is 1949. There are probably not many stunt doubles around who are trained enough to make the fighting look more real.

Interesting enough, you see blood in this episode. I know that a lot of pre-1960's episodes don't show that. Considering this was a show that entertained kids as well as adults, that interesting...

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