The Legend of the Lone Ranger

Synopsis: When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the evil that Cavendich represents. To this end, John Reid becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue the President Grant when Cavendich takes him hostage.
Director(s): William A. Fraker
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
98 min

You got him! You got him!

Sit down. Get down.

We ain't never going to find

that damn little redskin.

When I do, I'm going to scalp him.


The little Injun's somewhere.

Get down.

There's the Reid place.

Come on, we're missing it.

The ranch.

The ranch!


Ma! Dad!




Ma! Ma!



Ma! Ma!


Ma! Ma!




Oh, Ma. Why did you...

Why did you have to die?

Though we cannot see

those that are dear to us

does not mean that they

are no longer with us.

Keep your parents alive within you,

and their spirits will never die.

While you are here,

do not stand apart.

Follow the Indian way.

Be one of us.

Tonto will teach you.

The legend started simply,

just a boy without a home.

Taken in by Indians,

but still pretty much alone.

He had to struggle with strange customs

and his own fears from within.

He learned the wisdom of the forest.

He learned the ways of the wind.

I recognize my familiar voice

as a truth bearer that tells me what to do

and what is just

and which trail to follow...

the trail of justice.

Dan? Dan!

Hey, John. Johnny.

Oh, I knew you'd come.

Anyway, Johnny, it's all arranged.

You're gonna go stay

with Aunt Martha in Detroit.

Please, Dan, let me

stay with you, please.

I belong here.

From this moment,

wherever you go,

whatever you do,

you will always be kemo sabe.

Trusted friend.


Damn dust.

Where you want these at?

Wait for what?

That's worth waiting for, all right.

Are you going to Del Rio?

Sure going to try, ma'am.

Need help?

Thank you. I'll manage.

Get on up the road! Come on, boys!

You manage very well.

Would one of you gentlemen

please change places with me?

I can't read riding backwards.

I've been in this seat

for three days now, lady.

It's warm and lucky.

I beg your pardon.


Thank you.

John. John Reid.

Thank you, Mr. Reid.

She's a wonderful writer, isn't she?

Are you familiar with her?

Well, actually,

I prefer Century of Dishonor.

I haven't read it.

Well, you should.

You don't ever go blind. Never.

Dark eyeglasses.

Solar spectacles!

This is why I came out west.

To manufacture, you know?

You're a man of vision, sir.


Very good.

So how about you, young man?

I'm an attorney. I'm starting my practice.

A lawyer.

If we didn't have lawyers,

we wouldn't have crooks.

You know, I think you're

gonna sell a pair of these

to everybody in Texas.

Jal I will. I will.

American opportunity, Mr. Reid.

Take advantage.

What the hell was that?


Road agents!

Here's what we're getting paid for, kid!

Get the horse!

Get up in there!

- I can't!

- Get their goddamn horse!

Indians! Indiana!

Get on up the road!

What the hell is he doing?

- He can't outrun them.

- But he's gonna try.

He could get us killed.

Get up!



Get on, boy!

Do any of you gentlemen have a gun?

Yes, ma'am. I do.

Well, use it, then!

It's not my fight, lady.

But it's mine. Give it to me!

I'm not a coward.

So much for American opportunity.

Jump on it and stop it!

Get up in there!



Whoa! Whoa.

Let's have the pouch.

We ain't got no gold.

We ain't got no cash box.

The pouch!

Hell, all I got is letters and packages.

They ain't worth it.

Them's government papers.

- Let's go.

- What? Just leave them here?

- Them's our orders.

- Who's going to tell?

- Well, make it fast.

- All right.

- Come on!

- I'm hurrying.

What the hell are you doing in there?

Nothing, nothing! Nothing.

Nothing don't take that long.

But she might.

Kill him! Kill the bandit!

- No!

- Do it!


I would like to thank you.

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Ivan Goff

Ivan Goff (17 April 1910 – 23 September 1999) was an Australian screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Ben Roberts including White Heat (1949), Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) and the pilot for Charlie's Angels (1976). more…

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