The Lone Ranger (1956 film)

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The Lone Ranger
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The Lone Ranger with 'Silver' in 1965
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Produced by Jack Wrather
Written by Eric Freiwald
Herb Meadow
Screenplay by George W. Trendle
Based on The Lone Ranger
Starring Clayton Moore
Jay Silverheels
Beverly Washburn
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography Edwin B. DuPar
Edited by Clarence Kolster
Wrather Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros.[1]
Release dates
February 25, 1956
Running time
81 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,550,000 (US)[2]

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 to investigate mysterious raids on white settlers by Indians who ride with saddles. Wealthy rancher Reese Kilgore (Lyle Bettger) wants to expand his land to include Spirit Mountain, which is sacred to the local tribes. The Lone Ranger realizes these events are related to encourage a war between settlers and natives to scare settlers away so they will not discover the rich silver deposits on Spirit Mountain.



  1. ^ "After 60 Years, the Lone Ranger Still Lives". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  2. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957
  3. ^ "The Lone Ranger (1956) - Trivia". Retrieved 2013-08-19. 

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