Hi-Yo Silver (1940)

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Edited version of the 1938 Republic serial "The Lone Ranger."


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  • William Farnum and Lee Powell in Hi-Yo Silver (1940)
  • Ray Bennett and Lee Powell in Hi-Yo Silver (1940)
  • Lee Powell and Chief Thundercloud in Hi-Yo Silver (1940)
  • Lane Chandler and Lee Powell in Hi-Yo Silver (1940)
  • Bill Yrigoyen in Hi-Yo Silver (1940)
  • Lee Powell and Chief Thundercloud in Hi-Yo Silver (1940)

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Directors:

John English , William Witney

Writers:

Barry Shipman (original screenplay), George Worthing Yates (original screenplay), Franklin Adreon (original screenplay), Ronald Davidson (original screenplay), Lois Eby (original screenplay), Fran Striker (based on the radio drama by)

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8 March 2008 | frontrowkid2002
Who did the Ranger's voice
I am commenting on your statement that Earl W. Graser did the Lone Ranger's voice in the serial. If you check Bill Witney's book "In a Door, Into a Fight, Out a Door, Into a Chase," you will see that he credits Billy Bletcher as being the voice. After all, Witney was the director of that film and he should know. Witney said that they didn't want to use the voice of the actor who was to be the Lone Ranger, because the kids would know who the Ranger before the last chapter. I don't know if they had Lee Powell picked as the Ranger at that point. The Ranger's eye mask had a mesh that covered the mouth so you could not see the lips move. Yak Canutt who wore the mask for the action scenes, liked to spit tobacco and occasionally forgot he was wearing a mask that covered his mouth. When he would go to spit, the tobacco juice came back in his face. Witney said "We were glad that the censors weren't on the set when that happened." Witney says that five voice actors were used before they decided on Billy Bletcher. Bletcher was about five foot tall and weighed 200 pounds. When he delivered the Hi Yo Silver line, the sound would reverberate through the Alabama Hills. While Earl Graser was known to radio audiences as the Lone Ranger, it was Brace Beemer's deep voice that fans remember and also this was Clayton Moore's inspiration for doing his role.

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