The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger began life as a radio series on Detroit's WXYZ in 1933, where it was created by the stations owner George W. Trendle, producer James Jewell and writer Fran Striker. The show became an instant hit, was taken up nationally and turned into two film serials by Republic. In 1949 it arrived on America's ABC network to become one of the first major hits on television.

The first episode told of how John Reid, one of six Texan Rangers, was the sole survivor of an ambush by the Butch Cavendish Hole In The Wall Gang. Reid was nursed back to health by an Indian scout called Tonto, who declared "You only ranger left. You lone ranger now." Reid then set off to avenge the death of his five colleagues, one of whom was his own brother.
With his trademark white hat, black mask and horse called Silver, the newly dubbed Lone Ranger set off with Tonto (who referred to him as 'Kemo Sabe', meaning 'trusty scout'), on his crusade to "clean up the town"; that was any town where villainy was in evidence or a wrong needed to be put right. Having done so he would then ride off into the distance with a "Hi-yo, Silver -away!", leaving his beneficiaries to ponder the question, "Who was that masked man?"

13xDVD | NTSC 4:3 | 1900 min | 86.5 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Western

This set includes the first two seasons -that's 78 episodes - of the original LONE RANGER series, as well as a recording of the original radio broadcast, the 1960s cartoons, a classic episode of LASSIE featuring the Lone Ranger.