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SEASON 4 (1954 - 1955)
(Episodes 131 through 182)

Lone Ranger - Clayton Moore
Tonto - Jay Silverheels

The Fugitive September 9, 1954 Episode # 131

The Lone Ranger and Tonto prevent a stage robbery near Risco, which is a town claimed by both the U.S. and Mexico, and which is occupied by outlaws. The Lone Ranger gets a note from the Texas governor in which he clears Clay Trowbridge (Paul Langton) of a murder charge but Clay is unaware of his being cleared. Blaze (John Doucette) coerces Clay to hold up a stage where Clay is expected to use his former talent as a locksmith, to open the new lockboxes which are now inside the stages, under the seats. Blaze resorts to threatening Clay's gir, Rosita (Charlita) and Stack (Denver Pyle) ends up actually shooting Rosita as she explains the situation to the Lone Ranger and Tonto near the Rio Grande river. Rosita is taken to Dr. Bryant (Griff Barnett) for treatment Clay prevents Blaze from shooting the Lone Ranger and Blaze & Stack are captured and Clay is told of his being cleared by the governor.

Ex-Marshall September 16, 1954 Episode # 132

The Compton Gang, led by Lou Compton (Stanley Clements), is making a name for itself and has the Lone Ranger & Tonto anxious to put a stop to them.The Lone Ranger calls upon the experience and help of a former marshall, Frank Dean (Ray Teal) who retired after believing that he had lost his nerve. Dean had been badly shot up in Wyoming about 3 years earlier and gave up his badge at that time. The Lone Ranger & Tonto are saved by Dean after he loads an empty gun with one of the Ranger's silver bullets and surprises Lou Compton with what he also thought was an empty gun. Dean is given the chance to turn the Compton's over to the sheriff and collect the reward. Chick Compton is played by House Peters, Jr., Barney Compton is played by John Cason and the sheriff is played by Tyler McVey.

Message To Fort Apache September 23, 1954 Episode # 133

Someone is illegeally selling rapid fire, repeating rifles to the Indians near Fort Apache. Lt. Jack Quincy (Scott Elliott) is given a secret dispatch at Fort McRae to be delivered to Major Harvey (Robert Livingston), naming the outlaws responsible for the gun sales. During a stage holdup, Lt. Quincy hides the dispatch in Rev. Walter Foster's (Chick Chandler) bible, as he and his daughter Mary (Nancy Hale) are passengers in the coach as well. John Boyer (Steve Brodie) is the leader of the outlaws and his two henchmen are Hatton (Sheb Wooley) and Gus (Lane Bradford). The Lone Ranger & Tonto are also searching for the gun sellers and help capture Boyer and his henchmen at Dr. Scott's (Charles Meredith) office after a brief fight. Col. Gaines is played by Fay Roope and Clem is played by Harry Harvey,Sr.

The Frightened Woman September 30, 1954 Episode # 134

Sheriff Lake (Don Harvey) is out of town and has hired Deputy Bowmont but Bowmont (Richard Travis) is nothing more than a crook and he first shows his intentions by being mean to Tonto. Bowmont is working with another bad guy, Waco (Zon Murray), in which $10,000 is stolen from John Morgan (Bruce Cowling). Jenny Houston (Emlen Davis) is a witness to the robbery and sees the robber's face. Jenny becomes frightened after she realizes that she is the prime witness and she is frightened for the well-being of her son, Tommy (Rickey Murray), as well. Morgan tries to talk Jenny into staying in Powder Bend but Jenny at first flees in the stage, driven by Pete (Emmett Lynn) but returns to stand her ground. The Lone Ranger turns the tables on Bowmont & Waco, after the Lone Ranger & Tonto were captured by Bowmont & Waco. Jenny & Tommy Houston have decided to stay in Powder Bend after Bowmont & Waco are captured.

Gold Town October 7, 1954 Episode # 135

Kirk Meacham (James Craven) impersonates Edgar Wellington, an Englishman, in order to obtain half of the $100,000 Sam Bates estate which has been left to Wellington and to the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger intends to donate his half of the inheritance so a mining college can be built. The Ranger becomes suspicious when Meacham does some unusual things. One such thing is when the Ranger meets up and talks to Barnaby Boggs (Earle Hodgins) about Meacham obtaining a pair of weak-strength eyeglasses from Barnaby. Meacham's two friends, Corey (Myron Healey) and Ringo (James Parnell) help kidnap the real Wellington (Edward Ashley) and to try to ambush the Lone Ranger but Corey falls over a cliff during the ambush. The real Edgar Wellington is rescued from Meacham's cabin and agrees with the Lone Ranger to turn over his half of the inheritance for a mining college and to which Wellington admits that he wants to be the first student, due to his bad luck at mining so far. Pierre Watkin plays the role of Dan Sherwood and Anthony Sydes plays the part of Tommy Denton.

Six Gun Sanctuary October 14, 1954 Episode # 136

A small Western town, Reedville, is controlled by storekeeper Whittaker who dreams of an outlaw kingdom. The Lone Ranger dons the disguise of outlaw, Buck Gannon, to help Sheriff Tom Lowell regain control of the town. Whittaker and Notch Brice are threatening his son, Rod Lowell with harm if the sheriff doesn't do as Whittaker says.

Outlaw's Trail October 21, 1954 Episode # 137

It's 1867 and as 30 year old Reno Lawrence (Jack Elam) heads for Painted Post, he is being tracked by the Lone Ranger, Tonto and Marshal John Lawton (Robert Bice). Reno was hired by a former associate, Joe Tarbuck (Robert Bray), who has set himself and fellow outlaw, Charlie Park as the deputy and sheriff of Painted Post. Farmer Jim Sage (Christian Drake) is at odds with the cattlemen in the area and Tarbuck makes Reno think he is to kill Sage but Tarbuck plots to kill Lawrence (to get rid of him) and to frame Sage as the killer and incite the cattlemen to hang Sage. During a shootout, Tonto has to go to Rockville to bring help from Marshal Lawton who brings with him, reward posters for Lawrence, Tarbuck and Park. Tarbuck's plot to "bleed the territory dry" has been destroyed and Sage and the cattlemen, led by Clyde Norton (Hugh Sanders), vow to get along better.

Stage To Teshimingo October 28, 1954 Episode # 138

Morton Harper (Kenneth Patterson) leads a group of outlaws, responsible for many stage robberies, in order to drive the stageline out of business, which is owned by Joel Conway (Ben Welden). An abandoned mine with a secret entrance is where the bandits work from and the Lone Ranger & Tonto are nearly killed there when Cherokee Smith (Don Megown), Matt Rusk (Lane Bradfor) and Joe Crockett (Robert Foulk) set off some black powder in the mine to cause a cave-in. The Lone Ranger finds the secret entrance and he and Tonto escape and capture the four outlaws at the scene of another attempted stage robbery near Eagle Pass. The stage driver is Ike Beatty (Hank Worden) and the guard on the stage is Jeff Corby (Si Jenks).

Texas Draw November 4, 1954 Episode # 139 Near Trail City, Brother John Thorpe (Barry Kelley) plans to build a boys orphange on a plot of land but Crane Dillon (James Westerfield) wants the land for the copper on it. Meanwhile, Dr. William Hubbard (Christopher Dark) is enroute to Thorpe's to settle an old score. Thorpe falsely accused Hubbard's father of a crime for which he was hanged but later found to be innocent.The Lone Ranger & Tonto help to get the young doctor's thinking changed. Virginia Thorpe is played by Marion Ross, Brazos is played by Joe Haworth and Matt is played by Frank Richards. Watch this episode to learn how the game of "Texas Draw" is played by the Lone Ranger himself.

Rendezvous At Whipsaw November 11, 1954 Episode # 140

A murder witness, Maud McKenzie (Anne O'Neal) and her brother, Silas Hartwell (Don Beddoe) are the target of a conspiracy by a gang of outlaws posing as respectable citizens until The Lone Ranger and Tonto restore justice. The outlaws are led by Matthew Block (Hugh Sanders) and he has two henchmen, Kelso (John Doucette) and Frankie (Paul Brinegar) who are trying to get another outlaw, Bat Larson (William Haade) out of the jail in Whipsaw, before he goes on trial for murder. Maud and Silas work with the Lone Ranger in trying to learn the identity of the outlaws. Maud nearly ruins the Lone Ranger's plans when she unknowingly tips off Block about the Ranger's plan to trap two of the outlaws with the help of Silas.

Dan Reid's Fight For Life November 18, 1954 Episode # 141

Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney) is on Summer vacation when he visits the Lone Ranger and Tonto. Dan sees two men gun down a Texas Ranger named Roy Barnett (John Stephenson). Roy had infiltrated the Juan Pedro Cardoza gang but his identity had been discovered when Red Dixon (Mickey Simpson) came to camp and spotted him. Red and Gus Gotwals (Henry Kulky) tried to gun down Roy to protect the identity of Juan. The Lone Ranger & Tonto go after the Cardoza gang while Dan stays to protect the wounded Barnett but Red & Gus show up at the camp and while leading the outlaws away from Roy, Dan is captured. Dan prevents Juan Cardoza (Nestor Paiva) from shooting the Lone Ranger during a scene in the "Old Man Tunnel" mine after the Lone Ranger & Tonto attempt to smoke Juan and his comrades out of the mine.

Tenderfoot November 25, 1954 Episode # 142

Ranch owner, Jim Ferris (William Forrest), is being pressured to sell his ranch to Gregg Stacey (Dan Riss) but Ferris is holding out to sell to a Charles De Witt (Robert Horton), an Eastern tenderfoot. Ferris is kidnapped and Stacey pretends to be Ferris. Stacey attempts to frighten away De Witt but the Lone Ranger & Tonto arrive to help him out. Newspaper publisher, Ed Barker (George Chandler), helps to identify the imposter for the Lone Ranger. Stacey's two henchmen are Judd Collins (Hal Baylor) and Pete Morales (Martin Garralaga).

A Broken Match December 2, 1954 Episode # 14

Jeff Williams (Robert Quarry), an ex-convict is accused of the murder of bank examiner, John Walker, but the murder was committed by Bert Fallon (Glen Gordon) under orders from Herman Martin (Whit Bissell). Bert drops a broken match at several crime scenes and they lead the Lone Ranger & Tonto to the truth that Jeff Williams is innocent. Southwest Trust bank president, Frank Scott (Paul Keast) is unsure about Jeff but his daughter, Jean Scott (Nan Leslie) has no doubts about the innocence of Jeff. The Ranger plays the part of the dead Bert Fallon, in order to flush out Herman Martin who sneaks into the doctor's office to finish off a possible witness, not knowing that Fallon is already dead. Sheriff Brigg's is played by Don Harvey and outlaw Cal is played by Fred Coby.

Colorado Gold December 9, 1954 Episode # 144

Luther Gage (Robert Shayne) blasted an opening from his "Queen Bee" mine into the "Mary Belle" and plans to steal the gold ore from the "Mary Belle". Jim Farnum (Gil Donaldson), son of the "Mary Belle" owner, is coming to investigate after Mrs. Farnum received a letter from Gage, telling her that her mine was about played out. Gage instructs Pete Lasco (Norman Keats) to kill Jim Farnum as he arrives by stagecoach. The Lone Ranger & Tonto know of the Farnums and arrive to help Jim. The Lone Ranger thwarts Gage's plot to blow up the new tunnel, with Jim inside it and Gage and his outlaw friends are brought to justice. Claudia Barrett plays the part of Mary Tanner, Gene Roth plays the part of the Blacksmith, George Barrows the part of Red and Mike Dengate is the stagecoach driver.

Homer With A High Hat December 16, 1954 Episode # 145

Homer Potts (Chick Chandler), an Eastern lawyer, came West to see his brother but doesn't like the West and wants to leave. Homer gets his high-hat shot and tossed into jail with Billy-Be-Hung (Tom Brown) and his gang, Vince (Fred Libby) and Garvey (Rex Throsen). Homer is forced to go along with a jail break and falls down a mine-shaft. Homer truns out to be the hero in assisting the Lone Ranger & Tonto finding stolen gold coins and getting the goods on Billy-Be-Hung, Garvey and Vince. Marshall Jim is played by Peter Hanson, Ma Hank is played by Minerva Urecal, Cindy Powers is played by Kathleen Crowley and Lafe (the deputy) is played by Terry Frost.

Two For Juan Ringo December 23, 1954 Episode # 146

In this episode, the Lone Ranger & Tonto are returning from a trip to the masked man's hidden silver mine with silver bullets and silver bars. The Lone Ranger is stopping by Border City where his secret banker, George Wilson (Lyle Talbot), lives and where George will exchange the silver bars for cash. The Lone Ranger disguises himself as Juan Ringo in an effort to get the evidence needed to bring Edward Ashton (John Hoyt) to justice. Ashton needs to have George Wilson and The Lone Ranger killed so he can finish the take-over of Border City and he thinks he has Juan Ringo hired to do the dirty work for him. Robert Bray plays the part of Mace, John Cason the part of Trip, Dennis Moore plays the part of John Molony and Bert Holland plays the part of Sam (the waiter).

The Globe December 30, 1954 Episode # 147

Cherokee Webster (Phil Tead) sells his played-out mine, "The Globe" but before he can head East, he is murdered by Lester Grey (Frank Ferguson) to protect a swindle being conducted by bankers Grey and his partner, Wardell Young (Stuart Randall). Another bank employee, Stan Ammons (Gregg Palmer), suspects something and is nearly killed by Grey but Stan survives and is found by the Lone Ranger & Tonto and saved. Despite an attempt to incriminate the Lone Ranger, Marshall Hawkins (Michael Whalen) finds stolen bank money and arrests Young and Grey. Phil Chambers plays the part of Charlie Bostic.

Dan Reid's Sacrifice January 6, 1955 Episode # 148

Great episode in which the Lone Ranger gives information that Dan Reid's horse, Victor, is the son of Silver. Dan (Chuck Courtney) is visiting the Lone Ranger & Tonto during summer vacation from college. There are rustlers in the area and as a result, Dan is nearly killed, when his horse, Victor, is stolen from him by Slade Lewis (Mickey Knox). Tonto goes to work as a horse wrangler, and the Lone Ranger uses a disguise to capture Slade and his henchmen and rescue Pete Travis after a horse race between Silver & Victor. Slade's three henchmen are Blackie (Fred Graham), Ron Thursday (John Cliff) and Rusty (Bill Kennedy).

Enfield Rifle January 13, 1955 Episode # 149

Its the Enfield rifle, a new repeating rifle versus the older single-shot Springfield rifle in this episode. Bad guy Oscar Vale (Frank Ferguson), an Indian agent for the reservation near Fort Manning, Montana Territory, has smuggled in the Enfields and is waiting for more. He plans on getting braves from the nearby reservation in a conflict with the town of Argus City and while they are doing that, Vale & Gray Wolf (Rico Alaniz) plan to clean out the bank and head for the border.The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Colonel Dower (Walter Coy) and Lt. Tipton (Rand Brooks) have plans for a different ending. Peter Mamakos plays the part of Pierre, Bobker Ben Ali plays the part of Jacques and Maurice Jara plays the part of Running Deer.

The School Story January 20, 1955 Episode # 150

Tommy Righter (Lee Aaker) doesn't want the new school built in Rugged Gap but when 2 robbers dressed as Indians steal $4,000 from his mother and the school board, he goes after them. Tonto is at first accused of being involved with the robbery. Jeb & Lew Cates (Norman Keats & John Doucette) are the bad guys and the Lone Ranger & Tonto pursue the thieves and Tommy. At the end, Tommy Righter tells the masked man that he has changed his mind about going to school and has decided that school is necessary for him "to be a lawman or a preacher or a doctor or a Lone Ranger." Tommy gets a coveted gift as well---a silver bullet. Madge Meredith plays the part of Mrs. Righter, Dick Elliott as the storekeeper, Stanley Andrews as Deacon Caleb, Paul Birch as the sheriff and Raymond Meurer is the ticket clerk.

The Quiet Highwayman January 27, 1955 Episode # 151

A trio of three bandits is led by a man known as The Quiet Highwayman because he never talks but uses signals to his men. Sheriff Lathrop (Francis MacDonald) is perplexed by the robberies. Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney) is visiting his uncle, the Lone Ranger and Tonto and gets involved in the search for the robbers. Tonto is familiar with one victim, Ed Bates (Harry Harvey,Sr.) and his wife Flora (Kathryn Card). Two leading townspeople, Gill Canby (Hugh Sanders) and Frank Atkins (Dan Riss) have muddy boots and this proves to be an important clue for the Lone Ranger, Tonto and Dan Reid. Dennis King, Jr. plays the role of the First Outlaw and Roger Dreed has the role as the Second Outlaw.

Heritage Of Treason February 3, 1955 Episode # 152

The Lone Ranger & Tonto have been searching for Ace Martin (Stuart Randall) and his partner, Windy (Peter Whitney), for days. Ace is carrying half of some plans devised by Aaron Burr 50 years earlier to make the southwest territory a kingdom. Ace needs a man with money, Mr. Halstead (Charles Halton), to carry out the plan. John Digger is carrying the second half of the plans and is murdered by Ace & Windy. Ace & Windy are then double-crossed by Halstead as he wants the land for himself but the Lone Ranger & Tonto aren't about to let this crook get away. Don Haggerty plays the part of the sheriff, Ed Hinton the part of Stag and Burt Mustin is the Stage Driver.

The Lost Chalice February 10, 1955 Episode # 153

The Lone Ranger & Tonto are heading for drought ridden Mission Valley to meet with an old friend, the Padre (Edward Colmans). A special chalice is stolen from the mission by Hoaky Carter (James Griffith) and 2 other crooks, Judd (Joseph Turkel) & Reno (William Challee). A hidden map may lead them to the LostTreasure of Mission Valley. An old miner, Jose (Julian Rivero), is forced to translate Spanish writing on the map, which turn out to be verses from the Bible. The Lone Ranger searches the Sawtooth Range for the outlaws and his kidnapped friend, Tonto.

Code Of The Pioneers February 17, 1955 Episode # 154

Tonto is visiting Washington D.C. in this episode which has the Lone Ranger and his nephew, Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney), working together to stop outlaw Elias P. Bradley (Lyle Talbot) and his henchmen, Luke Potter (Harry Lauter) , Ames (Bill Kennedy) and Pete (Ron Sha'an). Bradley is trying to prevent Marshall Grant (Walter Reed) from winning the election for sheriff. Bradley steals the press from the Gold Creek "Clarion" newspaper office, owned by Mrs. James Curtis (Emlen Davis). Her son, Jimmy Curtis (Barry Curtis), goes after the thieves and uses his pony Prince and a bag of flour to bring the Lone Ranger and Dan to his aid. Paul Keast plays the part of storekeeper, Sam Hawkins.

The Law Lady February 24, 1955 Episode # 155

After Sheriff Richard Lee was murdered by Chad Harrison (Richard Travis) a year earlier, Mrs. Clare Lee (Marjorie Lord) became sheriff and has been hunting for her husband's killer. Deputy Taylor (Peter Hanson) doesn't think a woman should be the sheriff and tries to solve the murder before Clare does it. Harrison uses his henchman, Smitty (Don Garrett), in an attempt to frame the Lone Ranger by using melted down silver coins to mold them into silver bullets. The silver bullets have a flaw that lead to Harrison's arrest.

Uncle Ed March 3, 1955 Episode # 156

Uncle Ed Andrews (Will Wright) is one of the first pioneers in the area and he enjoys telling stories of his adventures but his nephew and his wife, Frank & Laura Adams (Bruce Cowling & June Whitley) consider them tall tales. Frank & Laura even refuse to believe Ed when he tells them he met a masked man on a big white horse and an Indian. Uncle Ed becomes a hero to his family when he risks his life to protect them from Lefty Mott (Pete Mamakos) and his gang. Only Ed's grand-niece, Susan (Nadene Ashdown), believes in Ed and she ends up setting the facts straight for her parents and Ed begins to tell Susan another story--- "about the kindest, bravest and most wonderful man who ever lived"--- The Lone Ranger! Ed Hinton has the role of Jake Logan, Frank Hagney has the role of Mike Carney and John Damler plays the part of Sheriff Gray.

Jornado Del Muerto March 10, 1955 Episode # 157

A white man named Crazy Wolf (Rick Vallin) was adopted by an Apache tribe, led by Chief Luzito (Joseph Vitale). Juan (Steven Ritch), grand-son of Luzito thinks that Crazy Wolf is great but Crazy Wolf has been trying to poison Luzito for some time. The Lone Ranger & Tonto transport the very ill Luzito across a desert to get him to a doctor (Marshall Bradford) for treatment. Along the way, Juan and Crazy Wolf stop them and Juan believes that Chief Luzito is dead. The Lone Ranger manages to get a confession out of Crazy Wolf about the poisoning of Luzito and Juan is able to hear the confession and finally realizes that Crazy Wolf is not a friend nor a leader. Richard Crane plays the part of Lieut. Wilson, John Hubbard plays part of Major Trask, Ray Montgomery plays the part of the Courier and Raymond Meurer plays the part of the Guard.

Sunstroke Mesa March 17, 1955 Episode # 158

The Sunstroke Mesa area, including the town of Mesa City has had very little rainfall in months. The Lone Ranger sends his nephew, Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney), to make an anonymous contribution to an irrigation project. After delivering the money to Walter Crofts (Joseph Crehan), three men rob Mr. Crofts who in turn wounds one of the men, Johnny Barton (Dwayne Hickman). Dan is succesful in getting Johnny to change his ways and as a result, Dan & Johnny are left at the mercy of the sun by Johnny's uncle, Matt Coleman (John Pickard) and Vic Murdock (John Mansfield). The Lone Ranger & Tonto locate the two young men with help from Dan's horse, Victor, and the two other robbers are captured by the Lone Ranger. Don Harvey plays the role of Sheriff Craven.

Sawtelle Saga's End March 24, 1955 Episode # 159

Maggie Sawtelle has brought up her two nephews, Benny (Robert Foulk) & Pete (Peter Hanson) Sawtelle, to be criminals on her behalf and they knock off the Wells Fargo office in Sandstone. The Sawtelle brand is the clue the Lone Ranger needs to bring the family to justice. Frances Bavier (Aunt Bea on Andy Griffith) guest stars as the dominating Aunt Maggie. Even Tonto would rather deal with someone else other than her as he says at the end of this episode. William Forrest plays the part of Sheriff Taylor and Paul Keast plays the part of Matt Welsh.

The Too-Perfect Signature March 31, 1955 Episode # 160

The Lone Ranger and Tonto go after an unscrupulous lawyer, Henry Stacy (Stacey Keach) after he forges documents to obtain the Bar T ranch from Tom Tabor (Ray Teal). Tom is awaiting his sister, Agatha Tabor (Katharine Warren) to arrive and she has already had the excitement of riding in a runaway stage (driven by Glenn Strange). Agatha pretends to faint and later on in the episode, she pretends to faint again, in order to help the Lone Ranger. Stacy orders his hernchman, Matt Corson (Will White) to ambush Tom and when he doesn't complete the job, Matt attempts to burn down Doctor Gotwals (Charles Meredith) home, with Tom Tabor in it. The sheriff is played by Terry Frost in this episode, where Stacy & Frost are both apprehended after the Lone Ranger uses a piece of tracing paper to determine that the signatures on the forged documents are "too-perfect" because the signatures are identical.

Trigger Finger April 7, 1955 Episode # 161

The Lone Ranger and his nephew, Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney), assist Sheriff John Trent (Douglas Kennedy) in the recovery of $10,000 in stolen cash from the Wells Fargo Company. Tonto is missing from this episode and we are told that he is visiting Chief Thunder Cloud. The Lone Ranger disguises himself as an Eastern dude after discovering a dummy bullet which contains a map to the hidden stolen money. Newspaper publisher, Frank Crowell (Stacy Keach), is the leader of the outlaws. Zack, the deputy sheriff, is played by Steve Dunhill, Laura Elliot plays the part of Mary Mason and Keith Richards plays the part of Hook Mason. Two other bad guys working for Crowell are Taggert Casey as Miller and Mickey Simpson plays the part of Holt.

The Tell-Tale Bullet April 14, 1955 Episode # 162

Dr. Harris Doyle's (Roy Roberts ) son, Howard (Alan Dinehart III), is involved in a bank robbery to get money to pay off his gambling debts but is wounded by The Lone Ranger near Bartonville. Howard cooperates with the Lone Ranger & Tonto to get the goods on Tuck Hanna (Anthony Caruso), Cash Nasby (John Cason) and Jeb Sullivan (Dennis Weaver) and put them in jail where they belong.

False Accusations April 21, 1955 Episode # 163

Telegraph agent John Delroy (Whit Bissell) and his accomplice, Mike Barty (Robert Bray), have been committing robberies in and around Rock Point, New Mexico in 1875. Barty is called the Midnight Rider and the Lone Ranger & Tonto are on their way to the area to help out Sheriff Charlie McClellan (Michael Whalen). Barty impersonates the Lone Ranger during a daylight robbery of the bank. The Lone Ranger uses the disguise of Pancho, a Mexican man, to help obtain the evidence needed to bring the Midnight Rider to justice. Our Lone Ranger is wounded in this episode and loses his memory for a 3 hour period. Harry Harvey, Sr. plays the role of Fred Niles, Bruce Cowling plays the part of Marshall Bill Collins and Marshall Reed plays the part of the deputy sheriff.

Gold Freight April 28, 1955 Episode # 164

Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney) returns to Eagle City and is the middle of a dispute concerning the Sam Slater Freight Lines. Two crooks plot to start their own freight line to end up with a monopoly. Jake Ronson (House Peters, Jr.) & Suede Nelson (Richard Wessel) do their best to turn the miners against Sam Slater (Ted de Corsia). Tonto and the Lone Ranger have to work quickly to save Slater and Dan from being hung and expose Ronson & Nelsons' true criminal motive to the miners. Kenneth MacDonald plays the part of Sheriff Mason, James Diehl plays the part of Tom, Fred Libby plays the part of the 1st Townsman and the Ken Duncan, Jr. plays the part of the 2nd Townsman.

Wanted: The Lone Ranger May 5, 1955 Episode 165

Outlaw Buck Wingate (Richard Travis) established his own town called Wingate City in a disputed strip of land between the territories of Colorado & New Mexico. The Lone Ranger and Tonto disguise themeselves as Kinky & Bobo, two clowns in part of a medicine show, operated by Col. Oglethorpe (Jesse White). They plan to enter Wingaste City and capture Buck. Sheb Wooley is one of the outlaws, named Tex. Col. Oglethorpe helps capture Wingate but at the end, he confirms that the real hero is, The Lone Ranger! William Challee plays the part of Hawk, James Courtney plays the part of Flick and Mike Dengate plays the part of Corey. Al Jackson plays the part of Bobo the clown and Ray Saunders plays the part of Kinky the clown before the Lone Ranger and Tonto assumed the roles.

The Woman in the White Mask May 12, 1955 Episode # 166

Robbers, led by a woman in a white mask, have been affecting the Stevens Mine particularly hard. The Lone Ranger and his nephew, Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney), interrupt one stage robbery where more Stevens Mine money is taken. According to the Lone Ranger, Tonto is staying with a Padre friend, while Tonto recovers from an attack of fever. Jane Johnson (Phyllis Coates) and her brother, Phil Johnson (Jack Dimond), are exacting revenge upon the Stevens Mine for the death of their father many years before. Colby (Denver Pyle) & Dike (Rick Reeves) are Jane's cohorts in crime but have no interest in the revenge aspect. Peter Thompson plays the part of Jeff Stevens and Gregg Barton is the stage driver.

The Bounty Hunter May 19, 1955 Episode # 167

Outlaw Glenn Bolton's robbery of a stagecoach is interrupted by Tonto and the Lone Ranger. Bolton (Richard Reeves) is wounded and his partner captured but Bolton escapes and is befriended by crook Lex Sharp (Russ Conway). Sharp hatches a plan to turn Bolton in to get the reward, Bolton can receive treatment by Doc Williams (Gil Fallman) and then Sharp will help Bolton to escape. The Lone Ranger is suspicious of Sharp's story of his fake capture of Bolton and tricks Bolton into revealing the plot to Sheriff Collins (Pierre Watkins). Bolton steps into a large trap, literally!

Showdown at Sand Creek May 26, 1955 Episode # 168

The Lone Ranger and Tonto are coming to Sand Creek to visit their old friend and sheriff, Clay Houston. Willy Brady (Paul Burke) & his accomplice, Blake (Robert B. Williams), have murdered Clay and taken over the town and Jim (Christian Drake), Clay's brother, assumes the position of sheriff. The Lone Ranger instructs Jim in the "fetch draw'. Jim's wife, Betty (Nancy Hale), is not pleased with Jim's decision and in a shootout, she is wounded and Jim faces Brady in a showdown as the Lone Ranger watches Blake to insure Jim has a chance. Brady removes Clay's missing badge from his pocket and tosses it to Jim and both draw but Jim wins this round. Jim has some some good words from his brother to share with Betty: "A man couldn't have a better friend, than the Lone Ranger." Stacy Keach plays the role of Wesley Carter and Phil Tead plays the role of Pop Dawson.

Heart of a Cheater June 2, 1955 Episode # 169

Grandpa Jim Haskell is misleading his grandson, Shelby (Tommy Ivo), into thinking that a criminal's way of life is fun and exciting, and Elizabeth, his mother is against it entirely. Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney) meets the Lone Ranger and tells him about a bank robbery in Brayless where a guard was murdered. The robbers are Moose Miller & Pecos Smith and they seek shelter from Jim Haskell based on his reputation of helping outlaws. Jim Haskell changes his view about criminals and Shelby helps to save the life of the Lone Ranger.

The Swami June 9, 1955 Episode # 170

A good Barnaby Boggs episode where Barnaby (Earle Hodgins) teams up with a crook who calls himself Swami Yoganto (Lou Krugman). The Swami, whose real name is Steve Smith, uses hypnotism to find out information to help his two pals, Spike Naylor (Kem Dibbs) & Dobe (Chuck Carson), pull off robberies. Even the Lone Ranger's nephew, Dan Reid (Chuck Courtney), becomes a victim and endangers the lives of the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Hardrock Hazen (Eddy Waller) and Dan himself. The Lone Ranger uses a disguise and assistance from Barnaby Boggs to bring the Swami and his cohorts to justice.

Sheriff for Sale June 16, 1955 Episode # 171

Sheriff Jack Morrison (Peter Hanson) and his wife Shirley (Helen Seamon), find the going tough when they attempt to stand up to the crook Hutch Conent (Larry Blake) and his two henchmen, Ed Gullion (Larry Hudson) and Tiger (Aaron Saxon). Conent makes it appear that he paid Jack bribe money to leave town but he was actually kidnapped. The Lone Ranger and Tonto are friends with Jack and arrive to rescue Jack from the secret room and get the goods on Conent and his two men. The entire town learns that they all have to work together to protect their town from crooks like Conent. Thurston Hall plays the part of Claud Pierce.

Six-Gun Artist June 23, 1955 Episode # 172

The Lone Ranger and Tonto have to try to solve a series of holdups in the Mesa Junction area. Lovestruck Sheriff Will Harrington (Guy Williams) doesn't want to believe that Julia Gregory (Elaine Riley), with the help of Hack Davis (Norman Willis) and Lafe (Mort Mills), are pulling the numerous stage robberies. The Lone Ranger disguises himself as an old man and Tonto gets a chance to save the life of his friend when he bursts through a door as Hack is about to gun down the Lone Ranger. Emmett Lynn plays the role of Hutch.

Death Goes to Press June 30, 1955 Episode # 173

The town is Cactus City and Cassius Holt (Frank Ferguson) and Smiley Phillips (Peter Hanson) team up to kill the owner of the local newspaper, the Daily Star, and Phillips will be the sole owner. Honest Newt Hubbard (Guy Sorel), the sheriff, is framed for the murder of Colonel Ingersoll (Addison Richards), the newspaper owner. The Lone Ranger & Tonto arrive in Cap Rock county to help their friend, Sheriff Hubbard and get the the bottom of the conspiracy. Kenneth MacDonald plays the part of Zack.

Return of Dice Dawson July 7, 1955 Episode # 174

Dice Dawson has been a reformed outlaw for a number of years and has been living in the Elliott City area under the assumed name of Jay Thomasson (Harry Carey, Jr.) and with his wife, Nellie (Barbara Eiler). Ken Elliott (James Todd) has been pulling off robberies with his henchman, Jack Duff (Harry Lauter), and blaming the robberies and now a murder, on Dice Dawson, by leaving a pair of black dice at the scene of each crime. The Lone Ranger and Tonto work with Sheriff Dave Chamberlain (Herbert Heyes), to bring the true outlaws to justice and to clear the name of Dice Dawson. The Lone Ranger suggests that Jay re- assume his true name of Dice Dawson and show the youngsters who have gone astray, that they too, can change their ways. Al Wyatt plays the part of Marshal Lanning.

Adventure at Arbuckle July 14, 1955 Episode # 175

The daughter of a newspaper publisher, Susan Starr (Nan Leslie), is determined to find out who murdered her father and offers a reward of $2,000 for the information. Case Gordon (Lou Krugman) with help from the likes of Hardtack, Dick Sundell (James Griffith) and others, has taken over the town of Arbuckle. The Lone Ranger and Tonto help Miss Starr and Doc Grayson (Ray Teal) bring the murderers to justice and for Doc Grayson to gain back his self respect which he had lost after his wife had recently died. William Challee plays the part of Bad-Eye and Paul Keast plays the part of Howard Biddle.

The Return July 21, 1955 Episode # 176

The new Indian Agent Bradford (Frank Wilcox) and a new teacher, Talana (Yvette Dugay), come to start their new jobs but Talana's brother, Kat-Kem (Christopher Dark), has been stirring up the tribe lately and is in jail after being captured by the Lone Ranger and Tonto a week earlier. Bradford unfairly refuses to let Talana teach and she decides to help Kat-kem escape from jail. Tonto is captured by Kat-Kem on Cloud Mountain and Talana tricks the Lone Ranger into coming where Kat-Kem vows to kill him. Talana changes her mind and is wounded when she jumps in front of the masked man. After a struggle with Tonto, Kat-Kem falls on his own knife and dies. Bradford realizes his error and decides to let Talana teach at the new Indian school. Terry Frost plays the part of Sheriff Grenfell and Reed Howes plays the part of the stage driver.

Framed for Murder July 28, 1955 Episode # 177

Jim Blake (Jimmy Best - James Best) hits a valuable gold strike and offers to share his good fortune with the store-keeper, Roger Gillman (Whit Bissell), who grubstaked him. Crooked lawyer, John Carter (David Bruce), plots to get the mine from Jim by blackmailing Gillman. Carter plots to kill Jim and to frame Tonto for the murder but the Lone Ranger and Sheriff Dawson (Robert Carson) arrive in time to save Jim from being shot by Gillman. Jan Shepard plays the role of Ruth Foster and Marshall plays the role of Tom Foster.

Trapped August 4, 1955 Episode # 178

Gaff Morgan (Taggart Casey) & The Kid aka Jack Hall (Robert Ellis) escape from the U.S. Territorial Prison with assistance provided by a man named Bennett (Frank Ferguson) who runs the Chimney Wells Trading Post. In exchange for his help, Bennett has the two rob the railroad payroll at the Gainesville Bank. Hall looks up to Morgan but realizes his error when Morgan leaves Hall to die alone after Hall was shot during the holdup. As he leaves, Morgan tells Hall that "a man's only got one friend, his gun." The Lone Ranger uses a battering ram to get out of a locked room, barely in time to pull the fuse out of a keg of gun powder. Deputy sheriff Sawyer (John Doucette) is in cahoots with Bennett. Marshall Bradford plays the role of the sheriff.

The Bait: Gold August 11, 1955 Episode # 179

Mine owner, Tom Harding (Michael Whalen) and his daughter, Terry (Joan Hovis), have had their gold shipments stolen repeatedly from the stageline. Fellow mine owner, Fred Fulton (George Neise), is behind the robberies with help from his two henchmen, Bart (Richard Avonde) & Hank (John Phillips). Fulton is trying to drive Harding out of business so he can buy his mine and take control of a newly discovered vein of ore that runs from Fulton's mine into the Harding mine. The Lone Ranger & Tonto get help from the Hardings as well as the stage driver, Jud (Hank Worden), to put these outlaws out-of-business.

The Sheriff's Wife August 18, 1955 Episode # 180

Sheriff Frank Russell (John Bryant) in Parkersburg, needs help because of two outlaw brothers, named Jack (Jack Elam) & Ray Miles (Joseph Turkel). With the help of crooked deputy Buck Waters (Hugh Sanders), the Miles intend to kill Sheriff Russell and then ambush the Lone Ranger and Tonto. Ella Russll (Elaine Edwards), the sheriff's wife, goes on the hunt for the Miles brothers, camped near Coyote Pass, after they attempt to kill her husband.

Counterfeit Redskins August 25, 1955 Episode # 181

Bea Slate (John Doucette) and his gang of outlaws are trying to get the land from the homesteaders by creating a conflict between them and Chief Grey Eagle (Peter Mamakos) and his people by dressing as counterfeit Indians. The Lone Ranger is wounded in a leg by Garth Sandrich (Harry Lauter) and Tonto does much of the investigation which includes finding a horse with a broken horseshoe. Paul Langton plays the part of Regis Bassett, Russell Johnson plays the part of Tom Levering, Mel Welles is Sheriff Pender and Wayne Schatter plays the part of Reno in this episode.

One Nation Indivisible September 1, 1955 Episode # 182

Brad (Tyler MacDuff)& Jeff (Don Garner) Stanton have lost their parents and the family farm as a result of the Civil War and head West to find jobs. Crooked banker Fred Logan (Lyle Talbot) and his nephew Ben (Rand Brooks), plot to falsely accuse the Stantons of a bank robbery and then plan to kill them. All this so the Logans can retain a strongbox loaded with gold and jewelry that Tom Davis (Watson Downs) is trying to get back from Logan. Brad sure "saw the spirit of cooperation tonight." "A Northerner, a masked man and an Indian all risked their lives for two Southerners." Sheriff Maxwell (Roy Barcroft) extends the Stantons a job offer and tells them that he doesn't know the masked man's real name but that "He believes in our country as one nation indivisible".

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