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The Lone Ranger: Legion of Old Timers

When a scheming outlaw, Red Devers, frames elderly foreman Banty Bishop for payroll robbery and convinces his young inexperienced boss Bob to fire him, the Lone Ranger and Tonto ride to the rescue. To stop Devers from forcing Bob to sell off the ranch, Banty raises a posse of his fellow old timers to help the masked man save the day.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Thursday October 06th, 1949

Director: George B. Seitz, Jr.
Story: Fran Striker
Screenplay: Tom Seller


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Guest Stars
Emmett LynnEmmett Lynn
As Banty Bishop
Recurring
Lane BradfordLane Bradford
As Jake
Recurring
Norman WillisNorman Willis
As Devers (Red Devers)
DeForest KelleyDeForest Kelley
As Bob Kittredge (as De Forest Kelley)

Uncredited
Sailor VincentSailor Vincent
As Henchman
Recurring
Hank PattersonHank Patterson
As Old Timer
Tom Smith (2)Tom Smith (2)
As Old Timer
William FawcettWilliam Fawcett
As Old Timer Pete
Main Cast
Clayton Moore
As John Reid / The Lone Ranger
Gerald Mohr
voiced Narrator

Recap

Until his death, Sam Kittridge owned owns the Circle K Ranch in Mesa County. Banty Bishop, his foreman, has been working the ranch with Sam for forty years and now has to deal with Sam's inexperienced son Bob from back east. As Banty takes a wagon into town to pick Bob up at the stagecoach station, three masked outlaws men who want the ranch ambush him on the road. When Banty tries without success to draw his gun, one of the outlaws shoots the gun out of his hand and Banty has no choice but to surrender. ..

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Episode Quotes
Devers: Those old has-beens. They're no match for my boys.
Lone Ranger: It's not strength that counts, Devers, it's courage.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorGeorge W. Trendle
ProducerGeorge W. Trendle  |  Jack Chertok
Associate ProducerHarry Poppe
EditorFrank Capacchione
Director of PhotographyMack Stengler
Assistant DirectorLester D. Guthrie
Editorial SupervisorJack Ruggiero
 
Warning: The Lone Ranger season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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