The Legend of The Lone Ranger (1981)


legend[During a gunfight in a canyon] It ain’t the bullet that kills you. [shoots a bad guy on a cliff] … It’s the fall. [bad guy falls from cliff] – Ranger Little

Number of Times Seen – Numerous times  (on video in 1982, cable, video and 6 Oct 2013)

Brief Synopsis – The story of how The Lone Ranger came to be a symbol of true and justice along with his faithful companion Tonto.

My Take on it – In mid-1982, my parents rented a VCR for a few weeks and we got to see numerous movies that we had never had a chance to see before.  This movie was one of my favorites from those few weeks which also included viewings of My Fair Lady (1964) and Fiddler on the Roof (1971).

This movie was somewhat knocked by critics and interestingly enough, the main actor Klinton Spilsbury never acted in any other movie before or after.

I also enjoyed the music, especially the song “The Man in the Mask” by John Barry and Merle Haggard.

Christopher Lloyd is great as the dastardly evil Butch Cavendish.

Much better than the 2013 remake (Which is what prompted me to re-watch this one).

Bottom Line – Still resonates well in my mind after 30 years. Good story that sticks to the LR canon. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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