The BEST Episodes of The Lone Ranger

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

A fiery horse with the speed of light. A cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi-Yo Silver!" The Lone Ranger! Who was that masked man? It was the Lone Ranger and his trusty Native American sidekick Tonto who fought outlaws and injustice in the old west.

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Wanted: The Lone Ranger

#1 - Wanted: The Lone Ranger

Season 4 - Episode 35 - Aired May 5, 1955

When the Lone Ranger finds himself framed for a series of crimes, he and Tonto pose as circus clowns to expose the real culprits.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Tom Seller
The Tenderfeet

#2 - The Tenderfeet

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 1949

Claim jumping and murder are blamed on a pair of greenhorn brothers from the East who strike it rich.

star 8.63
38 votes
Writers: Gibson Fox, Polly James
Jim Tyler's Past

#3 - Jim Tyler's Past

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 16, 1950

The Lone Ranger forces a man to prove that he is either an honest lawman or a dishonest murderer when he brings him face to face with his past.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Tom Seller
Never Say Die

#4 - Never Say Die

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 6, 1950

Butch Cavendish breaks out of prison abducting the warden's son in the process. The Lone Ranger begins the task of trying to track Cavendish down in the knowledge that if he fails, the warden's son will be killed.

star 8.20
5 votes
Writers: Tom Seller
Enter the Lone Ranger

#5 - Enter the Lone Ranger

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 1949

John Reid, the sole surviving Texas Ranger of a murderous ambush, becomes the great masked hero with his companion, Tonto.

star 8.17
86 votes
Writers: George B. Seitz Jr.
The Man Who Came Back

#6 - The Man Who Came Back

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 5, 1950

The Lone Ranger and Tonto go to visit Joe Crawford but two nasty men chase them off. Molly comes back from boarding school but Pinto Brown say Joe has sold the ranch to him. The Lone Ranger and Tonto find some gold diggings and the remains of a letter from Joe. The Lone Ranger disguises himself as an old prospector to deliver a phony letter from Joe. Pinto rides to Silver Gulch to see the Sheriff. The Lone Ranger uses another trick to make Pinto tell the truth.

star 8.17
6 votes
Writers: Doris Schroeder
Greed for Gold

#7 - Greed for Gold

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 19, 1950

Lone Ranger and Tonto are going to see Sheriff Gilbert about stolen gold. They hear a gunshot and ride to a cabin where they find the Sheriff dead. Next to the Sheriff is a single spur. Enter Dusty, Jeff Barnes and another couple of men. The Lone Ranger lets everybody get away except Dusty who is missing a spur. Tonto overhears that the spur was planted. Lone Ranger, Tonto and Dusty go to Barnes' ranch and the Lone Ranger hears that Barnes has the missing gold in his cellar. The Lone Ranger and Barnes fight it out in the cellar. Any guess who wins?

star 8.14
7 votes
Writers: Tom Seller
The Return of the Convict

#8 - The Return of the Convict

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 1, 1949

After serving a prison term for a crime he didn't commit, a man returns home bitter and determined to learn the truth from the witnesses that testified falsely against him.

star 8.03
37 votes
Writers: Doris Schroeder, Gibson Fox
The Masked Rider

#9 - The Masked Rider

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 15, 1949

The Lone Ranger pretends to be a notorious outlaw known as "The Masked Rider" so he can join a gang that is holding the sheriff's fiancée hostage and save her.

star 8.00
34 votes
Writers: Tom Seller
Outlaw Town

#10 - Outlaw Town

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 12, 1950

A woman is forced to stand by helplessly as her husband runs a sanctuary for criminals, from which they execute daring crimes.

star 8.00
6 votes
Writers: Polly James
Barnaby Boggs, Esq.

#11 - Barnaby Boggs, Esq.

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 2, 1950

A medicine man who is old friends with the Lone Ranger and Tonto finds himself under fire when he is able to identify an outlaw who is estalished a respected man in the commuity.

star 8.00
6 votes
Writers: Gibson Fox
Buried Treasure

#12 - Buried Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 2, 1950

Flint Foster breaks from jail and heads for his brother's homestead. A cat-and-mouse game develops when it is realized a large sum of money is hidden somewhere in the house and Flint cant find it.

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Tom Seller
Gold Train

#13 - Gold Train

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 16, 1950

After a shoot out during a stage coach robbery the Lone Ranger finds himself being blamed for the deaths. He begins a desperate attempt to avoid capture while trying to capture those responsible for the robbery.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: David Bramson, Fran Striker, George B. Seitz Jr.
Pay Dirt

#14 - Pay Dirt

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 23, 1950

The Lone Ranger is called upon to stop a robbery and murder when claim jumpers try to outwit him.

star 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Herb Meadow, Sherman L. Lowe
A Matter of Courage

#15 - A Matter of Courage

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Apr 27, 1950

The Lone Ranger is hot on the heels of two outlaws who are trying to cross the border into Mexico.

star 8.00
3 votes
Writers: Herb Meadow
Outlaw's Revenge

#16 - Outlaw's Revenge

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 1950

When the Lone Ranger sends a man to the gallows, the gang to which he belonged become determined to avenge their pal.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: Dan Beattie, Fran Striker, Francis P. Scannell
The Sheriff of Smoke Tree

#17 - The Sheriff of Smoke Tree

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 1956

The Lone Ranger and Tonto go into action when a little mining camp proves too small, and a gang of gunfighters too tough, to permit a full time sheriff.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Wells Root
The Counterfeit Mask

#18 - The Counterfeit Mask

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 27, 1956

A gunman the Lone Ranger helped convict and sent to prison takes revenge by posing in an identical Lone Ranger uniform to rob, pillage and murder.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Doane Hoag
White Hawk's Decision

#19 - White Hawk's Decision

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 18, 1956

The Lone Ranger and Tonto help an elderly Indian chief determine the future of his impoverished tribe through the choice of which son will succeed him as chief.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Eric Freiwald, Robert Schaefer
A Message from Abe

#20 - A Message from Abe

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 7, 1957

The Lone Ranger and Tonto visit an outlaw who has paid his debt to society, and is now troubled by a need for money to care for his sick wife.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: DeVallon Scott
Finders Keepers

#21 - Finders Keepers

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 8, 1949

Framed into robbing as bank by a pair of outlaws, a man goes after the buried loot, but his two ex-partners have other plans for him.

star 7.97
35 votes
Writers: Ande Lamb
Six Gun's Legacy

#22 - Six Gun's Legacy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 24, 1949

Outlaws stop a stagecoach and shoot the passengers in order to impersonate a young Easterner.

star 7.95
40 votes
Writers: Ande Lamb, Edmond Kelso
Old Joe's Sister

#23 - Old Joe's Sister

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 22, 1949

Joe Peter's sister visits her brother for the first time in 30 years. Only now he's being impersonated by escaped jailbird Biff Baker.

star 7.94
33 votes
Writers: Tom Seller
Legion of Old Timers

#24 - Legion of Old Timers

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 1949

The Lone Ranger utilizes a group of old ranch hands to help out an Easterner who's being cheated out of his property by some scoundrels.

star 7.92
48 votes
Writers: Tom Seller
Cannonball McKay

#25 - Cannonball McKay

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 29, 1949

The Ranger investigates why a series of Wells Fargo robberies throughout the territory seem to have spared Boone County.

star 7.86
36 votes
Writers: Tom Seller