Here's is the tribute reproduction pressbook for The Lone Ranger Rides Again, produced by Jack Mathis in the 1970s. His tribute pressbooks pop up now and then in auctions that list them as the originals (he really did a good job), but his produced versions have slight differences. In this one, the inside covers are not in color, whereas the 1939 pressbook's are. I came to the Lone Ranger through the television show with Clayton Moore as the masked ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. If you've seen the awful 2013 mess of a movie with Johnny Depp as Tonto, you haven't seen the real thing. While the television series was aimed at a young audience, they kept the relationship between the Lone Ranger and Tonto on a fairly equal footing, with both men relying on each other through trust and a strong ethical code. Funny, but the other important duo from television, Jim West and Artemis Gordon from The Wild Wild West also got screwed on the big screen with poor casting, poor scripting, and yet another cantankerous relationship that never existed in the original. What's it with Hollywood thinking friction-filled relationships are the only way to go big screen with characters like these?
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Agreed; the common failing of WILD WILD WEST and the 2013 RANGER is that the creators thought themselves above the material, so they did a lousy job with it.
Posted by: gene phillips | February 03, 2023 at 10:32 PM