The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle.
The lone surviving Texas Ranger who was nursed back to health by the Potawatomi tribesman Tonto. He rides with him, on Silver and Scout, throughout the West, doing good while living off a silver mine which supplies him with income and bullets.Written by
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According to Clayton Moore, he and Jay Silverheels had to do most of their own stunts as well as makeup. See more »
In the series opening used in syndication, the Lone Ranger is seen riding past rows of trees planted as wind breaks. This practice did not come into use until after the "dust bowl" windstorms of the 1930s. See more »
[first lines for each episode]
The Lone Ranger!
[gunshots are fired]
The Lone Ranger:
A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi-yo Silver" - the Lone Ranger!
The Lone Ranger:
Hi-yo, Silver, away!
With his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early West. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Lone Ranger rides again!
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The first three episodes are available edited together as a ersatz feature "Enter the Lone Ranger" (1949) running 68 minutes minus titles and recaps. (It was a three parter) See more »
Return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.....
There can be no denying that The Lone Ranger is the quintessential TV Western of the 1950s. It is the one show that has proved, time and again, to be a real favorite of both children and adults alike.
Starring Clayton Moore, as the masked rider, and Jay Silverheels, as Tonto, his ever-loyal sidekick, The Lone Ranger was an action-packed, half-hour program whose episodes always had an interesting and thoughtful story to tell about life in the days of the Old West.
Actor Clayton Moore was the absolute embodiment of this mysterious, masked crime-fighter who would often go to great lengths to see that justice was done and that the criminals paid a dear price for their dishonest deeds.
Clayton Moore was once quoted as saying that he had "fallen in love with being the Lone Ranger character".
The Lone Ranger's story concerns a nameless Texas Ranger who is the sole survivor of a vicious ambush. After he is nursed back to health by his new-found comrade, Tonto, he embarks on a mission to bring justice and peace to the lawlessness of the Old West.
Using the benefits from a secret silver mine, the Lone Ranger rides the West on his magnificent horse, Silver, and dispenses justice in the form of his trademark - The silver bullet.
Following the cancellation of The Lone Ranger in 1957, Clayton Moore then embarked on a 40-year career making personal appearances, TV guest spots, and classic TV commercials dressed up as the legendary masked man.
In 1999 Moore died of a heart attack. He was 85 years old.
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