Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Lone Ranger, 1956

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The Lone Ranger 1956,


Kemosabe, you notice something strange about Indians?

Yes, Tonto--they all had saddles

Why not? They do enough stealing around here--if you excuse the word. Wouldn't want to insult a couple of fellows who just saved my life.

Reese Gilgore greets the arrival of the governor

Were we really in danger of Indians, Mr. Gilgore? My secretary, Mr. Clive, thinks you warned us about that just to put spice into the journey. 

Gilgore laughs, and says "well you're safe governor and that's all that matters.

your wealth, your influence...

Here he is. The man who is doing the most to make this a state in the union--our territorial governor

The Lone Ranger 1956
Herb Meadow, and George W. Trendle
Enter The Lone Ranger 1949 (Pilot for the Lone Ranger TV Series,
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Wikipedia, The Lone Ranger (1956 film)
The Lone Ranger is a Warnercolor Western film based on The Lone Ranger television series, starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. The Lone Ranger was the first of two theatrical features based on the popular TV series of the same name; the other one being The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958), which was Bonita Granville's last film appearance. She retired from the screen to marry Jack Wrather.[3]

Set in the American Southwest, the territorial governor enlists the help of the Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) to investigate mysterious raids on white settlers by Native Americans who ride with saddles. Wealthy rancher Reese Kilgore (Lyle Bettger) wants to expand his land to include Spirit Mountain sacred to local tribes. The Lone Ranger realizes these events are related to encourage a war between settlers and natives to scare settlers away so they won't discover the rich silver deposits on Spirit Mountain.

Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger
Jay Silverheels as Tonto
Perry Lopez as Pete Ramirez
Robert J. Wilke as Cassidy
John Pickard as Sheriff Sam Kimberley
Beverly Washburn as Lila Kilgore
Michael Ansara as Angry Horse
Frank DeKova as Chief Red Hawk
Charles Meredith as Governor
Bonita Granville as Welcome Kilgore
Mickey Simpson as Powder
Zon Murray as Goss
Lane Chandler as Chip Walker
"After 60 Years, the Lone Ranger Still Lives". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-27.

The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956',Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957
"The Lone Ranger (1956) - Trivia". Retrieved 2013-08-19.
The Lone Ranger at the Internet Movie Database
The Lone Ranger (1956 film) at allmovie
The Lone Ranger (1956 film) at the TCM Movie Database

Lone Ranger, The (1956)

The legendary hero fights to reconcile a developer with the Natives whose land he wants to mine.

Dir: Stuart Heisler,
Cast: Clayton Moore Jay Silverheels Lyle Bettger .

D: Stuart Heisler. Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Lyle Bettger, Bonita Granville, Perry Lopez, Robert J. Wilke. Action-packed feature version of the popular TV series, focusing on the Masked Man and Tonto as they tangle with scheming rancher Bettger, who has been stirring up trouble with the Indians.

Read TCM's article on The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger (1956)

The Lone Ranger, that masked righter of wrongs who rode the West with his Indian companion Tonto, was the creation of Francis "Fran" Striker, a radio writer who introduced the character in 1933. The first Lone Ranger adventures were broadcast over WEBR in Buffalo, New York, before landing at Detroit's, WXYZ. Aimed at children,The Lone Ranger was a big hit with Depression era adults, who took comfort in the chance to "return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear." The show was acquired by ABC in 1942, by which time Republic Pictures had already adapted the material for two serials. An ABC-TV series followed in 1949, starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. A big ratings winner (to the point where Moore sat out the third season over salary disputes), the series begat two feature films, the first of which was Stuart Heisler's The Lone Ranger (1956). Produced by Jack Wrather (whose wife Bonita Granville appears in a supporting role) and scripted by Have Gun - Will Travel creator Herb Meadow, The Lone Ranger added Warnercolor to the mix. Wrather produced the fourth and fifth seasons of the TV series in color before The Lone Ranger went off the air. A number of latter day revivals have been attempted - the latest being Gore Verbinski's 2013 reboot with Johnny Depp - all of which have fallen short of the immortality long ago afforded Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.

By Richard Harland Smith


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