|(Courtesy of Don Swinford)
Above- Chief Thunder Cloud (Victor Daniels) and Lee Powell in a green duotone lobby card from Chapter 11 of THE LONE RANGER (Republic, 1938).
Republic condensed the original THE LONE RANGER serial into a feature-length version titled HI-YO SILVER and released it in 1940.
THE LONE RANGER (Republic, 1938) chapterplay had you guessing which of five Rangers would turn out to be the masked rider of the plains. But as the serial progresses, four of the five Rangers are killed off. The first to die was George Letz (George Montgomery) as Jim Clark; then came Hal Taliaferro (Wally Wales) as Bob Stuart; Lane Chandler as Dick Forrest was the third; and finally, Herman Brix (Bruce Bennett) as Bert Rogers ... this left Lee Powell as Ranger Alan King, the Lone Ranger. A variety of sources mention that the original shooting script had Lane Chandler (Ranger Dick Forrest) as the Lone Ranger.