My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Jay Silverheels / Tonto Born: 26 May 1912 , Six Nations Reservation, Brantford, Ontario, Canada  Was a full-blooded Mohawk Indian, one of 11 children of A.G.E. Smith, who had served as a decorated officer in the Canadian forces in WWI. Birth name: Harold J. Smith Adopted the nickname ‘Silverheels” during a very brief boxing career, which saw …

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto / Silver and Scout I’m sure most people think that The Lone Ranger came out of the 50’s. Wrong! The Lone Ranger started on radio back before 1933 and ran over 900 shows up until 1956. 23 years! It translated to TV from 1949 to 1957. So … my “Thrilling days of yesterday” …

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The End of an Era If there’s any one thing that separates the modern Western from Westerns of the past, it’s the loss of Romance. Nothing illustrates this loss more than the almost non-existent relationship between the modern Western Hero and his Horse/Steed. In the modern Western a horse is just a prop – a vehicle  – a necessary, but no-named beast. Slap on …

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The Lone Ranger (2013) movie reviews …

July 3, 2013

The Lone Ranger Theme / William Tell Overture /  Gioachino Rossini The Lone Ranger: “Only you, Tonto, know I’m alive. To the world, I’ll be buried here beside my brother and my friends… forever.” Tonto: “You are alone now. Last man. You are lone ranger.” The Lone Ranger: “Yes, Tonto, I am… the Lone Ranger.”

Jay Silverheels / Canadian Mohawk Jay Silverheels achieved his greatest fame as the The Lone Ranger’s friend, Tonto. Being irreplaceable as the Lone Ranger’s best friend he subsequently also appeared in films, The Lone Ranger (1956) as well as in The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958). – Wikipedia Silverheels began working in motion pictures as an extra and stunt …

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The Lone Ranger  A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi Yo Silver!” The Lone Ranger. “Hi Yo Silver, away!” With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, led the fight for law and order in the early west. Return …

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The Lone Ranger  A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi Yo Silver!” The Lone Ranger. “Hi Yo Silver, away!” With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, led the fight for law and order in the early west. Return …

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