The Lone Ranger TV Show

TV Show Details

Original Air Dates1949-1957
Key CastClayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, John Hart
MPAA RatingApproved
Genre(s)TV Show
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“The Lone Ranger” and Tonto – An Unforgettable Pair of TV Heroes.

 
One of the most famous western duos to ever grace the small screen were “The Lone Ranger” and his faithful sidekick Tonto. For numerous years, the pair won the hearts of millions of fans by fighting for justice in the Old West.
 
Their signature theme song, the beginning of “The William Tell Overture,” still brings back memories of “The Lone Ranger” for people who watched them as children during the fifties and sixties.
 
Wearing a mysterious black mask and riding his trusty horse Silver, the Lone Ranger devoted his life to ridding the west of bad guys. Tonto, his loyal Native American friend, was the only person who knew his real identity.
 
Clayton Moore starred as The Lone Ranger for the entire duration of the show, except for a brief period when he was in tense contract negotiations with the studio. The studio replaced Moore with John Hart, but fans didn’t accept the new Lone Ranger, and Moore returned. Clayton Moore took his role as “The Lone Ranger” very seriously and never appeared in public without his mask. He was always in character and never even allowed himself to be photographed without the black mask on.
 
Jay Silverheels starred as Tonto and was ethnically Native American. (During this time, studios often cast non-Native Americans in these roles.) Jay Silverheels was the son of a Mohawk chief and was born on the Six Nations Reservation in Canada. He continued acting in other western TV shows after the series ended, but he will always be best remembered for his role as Tonto.
 
“The Lone Ranger” began as a radio program in 1933 before becoming a television series in 1949. The show debuted on television on September 15, 1949 and ended its original television run on September 12, 1957. For many years beyond its initial airing, “The Lone Ranger” continued to be shown on TV in syndication which is why its fans span many generations.
 
The call of “The Lone Ranger”- “Hi-Yo Silver, Away!” – and his faithful friend Tonto will forever be fondly etched in western TV history.
 
 

 
• Clayton Moore’s persona was so tied to his character “The Lone Ranger,” that he is the only actor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to have both his legal name and his character name on the star. It reads “Clayton Moore – The Lone Ranger.”
 
• Because “The Lone Ranger” was enormously popular, the studio decided to make a movie based on the show. They made two Lone Ranger movies. The first one was released in 1956 and given the obvious title “The Lone Ranger.” The second feature movie was released in 1958 was named “The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold.”
 
• The “Hi-Yo Silver, Away!” recording at the beginning of every episode was voiced by Earle W. Graser who played “The Lone Ranger” on radio from 1933-1941.
 
• Disney is making a new Lone Ranger movie starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as “The Lone Ranger.” This new Lone Ranger movie is scheduled to be released in 2013.
 

Buy DVD - 75th Anniversary Collection

The Lone Ranger
75th Anniversary Collection
Seasons 1 and 2

This magnificent DVD set is perfect for “The Lone Ranger” fans.

It contains all 78 episodes of “The Lone Ranger” TV show on 12 discs plus lots of interesting bonus material. There’s an 88 page booklet with plenty of details about the show, including little-known trivia. The set also has three Lone Ranger cartoons from the sixties, photo reprints and more.

This is definitely a collectible for fans!

The Lone Ranger Movie DVD

The Lone Ranger Movie DVD

This was the first, full-length movie that the studio made starring “The Lone Ranger” and it was first shown in movie theaters in 1956.

The Legend of the Lone Ranger Movie DVD

The Legend of the Lone Ranger Movie DVD

This was the second, full-length movie made by the studio starring “The Lone Ranger.”   This movie was first released in 1958.

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