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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 15, 1949
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: John Hart, Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore
  • Summary: "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi Yo Silver!" 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!" ======================= Company credits: Production Companies * Apex Film Corp. (1949-1954) * Wrather Productions Inc. (1954-1957) Distributors * American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (1949-1957) (USA) (TV) * Alpha Video Distributors Inc. (2002) (USA) (DVD) * GoodTimes Home Video (2001) (USA) (DVD) * GoodTimes Home Video (2001) (USA) (VHS) * Navarre Entertainment (2002) (USA) (DVD) * Reel Media International (2004) (worldwide) (video) (17 episodes) * Rhino Home Video (2003) (USA) (DVD) * Rhino Video (2001) (USA) (DVD) * Timeless Video Inc. (1998) (USA) (VHS) * United American Video (UAV) (1992) (USA) (VHS) * WEA Video (2003) (USA) (DVD) ========================== Awards Emmy Awards 1950 -- Nominated -- Best Film Made for and Viewed on Television 1949 ==================== Memorable Quotes: 1. [repeated line] The Lone Ranger: Hi-ho, Silver, away. 2. [first lines for each episode] Narrator: The Lone Ranger! [gunshots are fired] The Lone Ranger: Hi-yo, Silver! Narrator: 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! Narrator: 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! 3. [earliest episodes] The Lone Ranger: Only you, Tonto, know I'm alive. To the world, I'll buried here beside my brother and my friends... forever. Tonto: You are alone now. Last man. You are lone ranger. The Lone Ranger: Yes, Tonto, I am... the Lone Ranger. 4. [repeated line] Tonto: Um, that right, Kemosabe. ==================== Show Trivia * Although the program was broadcast for 8 seasons, there were only 5 seasons with new episodes: 1949-1950, 1950-51, 1952-53, 1954-55, 1956-57. * The "Hi-Yo Silver!" shout at the beginning of each episode is a recording of Earle W. Graser, who played the Lone Ranger on radio from 1933-1941. * The Lone Ranger's young nephew, Dan Reid, who appeared occasionally on the TV series, was the father of Britt Reid, The Green Hornet (both characters were created for radio by George W. Trendle). * Premiered on ABC on 15 September 1949 (Thursdays 7:30-8:00) Last telecast: 12 September 1957. The Lone Ranger was the only ABC program to rank in top 15 when the A.C. Neilson Company began compiling national ratings for network programs. In 1950, Lone Ranger ranked #7 with a 41.2% share. Show was on ABC throughout its run. Reruns began on CBS on Saturday Mornings in 1953 and continued to September 1960 and then on NBC for another four years. ABC showed reruns of it in late afternoons from 1958 to 1961. * Tonto's horse is called Scout. ==================== Movie links for "The Lone Ranger" (1949) Follows The Lone Ranger (1938) The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939) Hi-Yo Silver (1940) Followed by The Lone Ranger (1956) The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958) "The Lone Ranger" (1966) The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) Remade as The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) Edited into The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1952) Referenced in Alias Jesse James (1959) Batman (1966/I) Same Time, Next Year (1978) Can't Stop the Music (1980) "The Beiderbecke Affair" (1985) (mini) Labyrinth (1986) Back to the Future Part III (1990) It (1990) (TV) Hexed (1993) Fall Time (1995) Earth Minus Zero (1996) Marshal Law (1996) (TV) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) (TV) Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (2001) (TV) Bubba Ho-tep (2002) Auto Focus (2002) A Good Night to Die (2003) Bruce Almighty (2003) Featured in Scrooged (1988) My Life (1993/I) The Butcher Boy (1997) Hearts in Atlantis (2001) Spoofed in Drip-Along Daffy (1951) The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998) (V) The Stan Freberg Commercials (1999) (V) ==================== Release dates USA -- 15 September 1949 West Germany -- 2 May 1959 ==================== Filming Locations Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA (episode 1.1 - site of Texas Ranger ambush) Columbia State Historic Park, Tuolumne County, California, USA Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA Iverson Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA Jack Ingram Ranch - Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Woodland Hills, California, USA Kanab Movie Ranch, Kanab, Utah, USA Kanab, Utah, USA Lone Pine, California, USA Melody Ranch - 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA Spahn Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA ==================== Clayton Moore died December 28, 1999 Jay Silverheels died March 5, 1980 Chuck Courtney died January 19, 2000 Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
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