Enter the Lone Ranger (1949)
Director: George B. Seitz Jr.
Actors: George Lewis, Glenn Strange, Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, Tristram Coffin
Runtime: 68 min.
A group of Texas rangers are killed in an ambush. The sole survivor is found by an Indian who nurses him back to health and explains that he is the 'Lone Ranger' left alive. This Pilot for the classic TV show explains the meaning behind the mask and why the Lone Ranger uses silver bullets.
Trivia: Tristram Coffin (Captain Dan Reid) went on to star in the short lived western TV series about the Arizona Rangers, 26 Men.