The Lone Ranger (1956)
The Lone Ranger
Film / Western / Adventure
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Cast: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Lyle Bettger, Bonita Granville and Perry Lopez
"The Lone Ranger" was the first of two feature films made in the 1950's. It was based on the long running TV series that began in 1949 starring Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. The film was produced by Jack Wrather, who also produced the TV series.
There is plenty of action and daring rescues, and even the clever disguises used by the Masked Man are all part of the quest to close in on the killer of a young cowboy as The Lone Ranger and Tonto must prevent a war between ranchers, led by Reese Kilgore and Chief Red Hawk's tribe. A greedy cattle baron wants to seize a silver-rich mountain on an Indian reservation and devises plans to have the Indians relocated or exterminated to achieve his ends.
The picture is filmed in beautiful color with excellent sound, and has a solid cast and a very good music score, including the signature William Tell Overture. The grand mountain vistas of southern Utah provide the backdrop for this film.
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