Sunday, August 8, 2010
The Lone Ranger Serials and TV Show, and the James Brothers
The first filmed story of the mysterious masked hero of the plains, starring Lee Powell and Chief Thunder-cloud, was Republic's 15-chapter serial The Lone Ranger (1938). [This serial was made into a featurized film version, Hi-Yo Silver (1940).] In the same-length sequel, The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939), the Lone Ranger was played by Robert Livingston. Download free movies, download latest DVD or HD movies. Watch movies online.
Note that Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels ("Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear") would make their feature film debuts as the Lone Ranger and his faithful companion Tonto in The Lone Ranger (1956) after appearing on ABC-TV's hit show The Lone Ranger first broadcast in the late 1940s (and remaining in primetime from 1949-1957). The full-length adventure film, Legend of the Lone Ranger (1952) (aka The Origin of the Lone Ranger) was compiled from segments of the TV series.Download free movies, download latest DVD or HD movies. Watch movies online.
Jesse James (and brother Frank) were also the subject of serials in the 13-episode The Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948), with Steve Darrell and Clayton Moore as the legendary outlaw brothers.Download free movies, download latest DVD or HD movies.
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