The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
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The Fugitive 

The Lone Ranger is instructed to locate Clay Trowbridge, a man wrongly convicted of robbery and murder but who'd broken out of jail to avoid a lynch mob. With the real instigator of the ... See full summary »


Wilhelm Thiele (as William J. Thiele)


George W. Trendle (creator) (as Geo. W. Trendle), Jack Laird (teleplay) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Clayton Moore ... The Lone Ranger
Jay Silverheels ... Tonto
Paul Langton ... Clay Trowbridge
Charlita Charlita ... Rosita
John Doucette ... Blaze
Denver Pyle ... Stack
Griff Barnett ... Dr. Bryant


The Lone Ranger is instructed to locate Clay Trowbridge, a man wrongly convicted of robbery and murder but who'd broken out of jail to avoid a lynch mob. With the real instigator of the crimes in custody the race is on to find Clay before someone cashes in on the wanted dead or alive posters still in circulation. Clay, unaware of his pardon and desperate for money plans to actually commit a robbery. Will the Lone Ranger be able to find this innocent man before he really does become a criminal. Written by

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Release Date:

9 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CM Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the beginning, the narrator says the stagecoach is traveling across "the silent Texas plains" when it's clearly very mountainous and rocky, probably California. In another scene, the Lone Ranger and Tonto approach the Rio Grande, but the geography still shows rocky mountainous terrain, which is not the terrain around the Rio Grande. See more »


William Tell Overture: Finale
by Gioachino Rossini
Played at program opening and during closing credits
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Clayton Moore is back... and better than ever.
9 August 2017 | by johnwaynepeelSee all my reviews

After several episodes with the dull John Hart, Clayton Moore returns to the role that he created, and all is well.

From the beginning, The Lone Ranger and Tonto look wonderfully recovered. There they are on Silver and Scout ready for a new assignment to save the West from another adventure.

Seems as though Clay Trowbridge and his wife, the lovely Rosita are in distress as he doesn't seem to get a decent job for himself now that he has escaped from prison. Also, he doesn't see to know that he has a pardon from the Governor of the state. So e decides he has nothing left to do but to go back to the outlaws with whom he has worked to do yet another job just as wrong as the one which imprisoned him. Rosita tells him that she has hope, but he isn't convinced. Besides, Rosita too has her own similar problem.

Enter the Lone Ranger and Tonto, but they have 2 things to do to fix the situation and they must stop him before he ruins the pardon as he commits yet another crime.

Clay Trowbridge knows nothing about any of this. Hence, the plot you have to watch it and see.

A thrilling episode and the acting is some of the best with excellent casting like John Doucette and Denver Pyle from the usual cast.

Clayton Moore is back and in his prime once more.

The Lone Ranger rides again!

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