Enter The Lone Ranger is the pilot episode of the western drama television series The Lone Ranger which originally aired on September 15, 1949.
OneWallCinema released their Video On Demand (VOD) riff of this episode in February 2009. This is their second publicly released riff.
Synopsis and PreviewEdit[Spoilers Begin]
Captain Reid, his brother John, and four other Texas Rangers, while in pursuit of the notorious Cavendish Gang, are led into an ambush by a part-Indian scout posing as a victim of the gang. Five of the Rangers are killed in the ambush. The survivor, John Reid, manages to drag himself to a pool of water in a nearby cave. Here he is found by Tonto, an Indian whose life Reid had saved when they were younger. Reid decides to avenge the death of his brother and his friends by becoming a force for law and order in the west, vowing to never take a life, but leaving that to the duly constituted authorities. Before beginning his pursuit of Butch Cavendish and his gang, with Tonto's help, he fashions a mask from the material of his brother's vest so as to conceal his identity as the lone ranger to have survived the death trap. [Spoilers End]
Cast and CrewEdit
- Clayton Moore as John Reid/The Lone Ranger
- Jay Silverheels as Tonto
- Glenn Strange as Butch Cavendish
- George J. Lewis as Collins
- Tristram Coffin as Captain Reid
- Jack Clifford as Jerry, Henchman
- Victor Cox as Ranger Bill
- Frank Fenton as Ranger Captain
- Kansas Moehring as Henchman
- Gerald Mohr as Narrator
- Carl Sepulveda as Henchman Blackie