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The Lone Ranger (1938)

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264 min | Western

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 ...See moreCHAP. 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. Of the four remaining Rangers, the identity of the Lone Ranger is still unknown. When Jeffries' men kill two Indians and leave silver bullets, their tribesmen capture Tonto and prepare to kill him. CHAP. 7, WHEELS OF DISASTER: Joan has been placed in a wagon with gun powder and the Lone Ranger rides to save her. CHAP. 8, FATAL TREASURE: The Rangers get Jeffries' silver but retrieving it the next day, two of the Rangers get trapped in a well. CHAP. 9, MISSING SPUR: The Rangers are jailed for taking the silver. Kester has obtained the spur from the Lone Ranger and now says he will identify him. CHAP. 10, FLAMING FURY: The Lone Ranger and Tonto get trapped in a burning barn. CHAP. 11, SILVER BULLET: When Jeffries' men kill Bob Stuart's uncle, the maker of the silver bullets, Stuart trails them and ends up in a gunfight. CHAP. 12, ESCAPE: Stuart dies leaving three Rangers. Trying to save Joan and her father, they and the Lone Ranger are in a stage that goes over a cliff. CHAP. 13, FATAL PLUNGE: Chapter 1 flashback. CHAP. 14, MESSENGER OF DOOM: Kester uses the Rangers' pigeons to locate their secret cave. Greatly outnumbered, Forrest collapses the cave ceiling killing himself and the soldiers. CHAP. 15, LAST OF THE RANGERS: The two remaining Rangers try to escape from the rest of Jeffries' men but one is killed. The Lone Ranger organizes the Texans who then meet Jeffries and his men in a final shootout. With the Texans now in control the Lone Ranger finally unmasks. Written by Maurice VanAuken See less
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Writers
Barry Shipman (original screenplay) | George Worthing Yates (original screenplay) | Franklin Adreon (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Aderon) | Ronald Davidson (original screenplay) & 2 more
Cinematographer
William Nobles (photography)
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Feb 12, 1938 (United States)

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118 cast members
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Silver King the Horse
Silver - the Lone Ranger's Horse (as Silver) Silver - the Lone Ranger's Horse (as Silver)   See fewer
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Chief Thundercloud
Tonto (as Chief Thunder-Cloud) Tonto (as Chief Thunder-Cloud)   See fewer
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Lynne Roberts
Joan Blanchard (as Lynn Roberts) Joan Blanchard (as Lynn Roberts)   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Capt. Smith - aka Col. Jeffries Capt. Smith - aka Col. Jeffries   See fewer
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George Cleveland
George Blanchard George Blanchard   See fewer
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William Farnum
Father McKim Father McKim   See fewer
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Hal Taliaferro
Bob Stuart Bob Stuart   See fewer
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Bruce Bennett
Bert Rogers (as Herman Brix) Bert Rogers (as Herman Brix)   See fewer
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Lee Powell
Allen King Allen King   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Dick Forrest Dick Forrest   See fewer
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George Montgomery
Jim Clark (as George Letz) Jim Clark (as George Letz)   See fewer
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John Merton
Kester - Henchman Kester - Henchman   See fewer
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Sammy McKim
Sammy [Chs. 11-15] Sammy [Chs. 11-15]   See fewer
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Tom London
Felton - Henchman Felton - Henchman   See fewer
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Ray Bennett
Taggart - Henchman (as Raphael Bennet) Taggart - Henchman (as Raphael Bennet)   See fewer
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Maston Williams
Joe Snead [Chs. 1-2] / Thompson - Henchman Joe Snead [Chs. 1-2] / Thompson - Henchman   See fewer
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Frank McGlynn Sr.
Abraham Lincoln [Ch. 1] Abraham Lincoln [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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Ted Adams
Drake / Trooper (uncredited) Drake / Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Armenta
Dark Cloud (uncredited) Dark Cloud (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Baaca
Rancher (uncredited) Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bacon
Rancher (uncredited) Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Griff Barnett
Rancher (uncredited) Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Bell
Wagon Train Man (Ch. 1) (archive footage) (uncredited) Wagon Train Man (Ch. 1) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Bellas
Rancher (uncredited) Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Bletcher
Lone Ranger (voice) (uncredited) Lone Ranger (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Botiller
Texan (Ch. 15) (uncredited) Texan (Ch. 15) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Brahme
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bristol
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Jerry Brown
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Forest Burns
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Fred Burns
Texan (Ch. 15) (uncredited) Texan (Ch. 15) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yakima Canutt
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Bob Card
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Bill Carrasco
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Jack Casey
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allan Cavan
Maj. Brennan (uncredited) Maj. Brennan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Chrysler
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Edmund Cobb
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Inez Cody
Indian Woman (uncredited) Indian Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Iron Eyes Cody
Bullet-Bringer (Ch. 7) (uncredited) Bullet-Bringer (Ch. 7) (uncredited)   See fewer
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J.W. Cody
Running Elk (Ch. 6) (uncredited) Running Elk (Ch. 6) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Texan (uncredited) Texan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Hollywood
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Reed Howes
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Roy Kennedy
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Morley (uncredited) Morley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marina (uncredited) Marina (uncredited)   See fewer
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Col. Jeffries (uncredited) Col. Jeffries (uncredited)   See fewer
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Post Park
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Regan (uncredited) Regan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sentry (uncredited) Sentry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Haskins (uncredited) Haskins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Perkins (Ch. 6 & 7) (uncredited) Perkins (Ch. 6 & 7) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 149 votes