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Lone Ranger – Almost A Man. 381128

Posted by Keith on August 27, 2014

Audio is good, but has a wierd skipping affect as the show progresses. Neal is almost 18, and thinks he’s ready to strike out on his own. The trouble is that he wants to leave the security of the family homestead, to hang out with a couple of known crooks. Rusty and his pal plan a crime, and leave Neal holding the bag.

As Neal rides off, Lone Ranger appears on the scene with some advice for the worried father. Rather than setting out to keep Neal from harm, Lone Ranger plans to let the youth have a brush with danger, but control the situation to save Neal from going too far.

Can Neal’s dad apply some reverse psychology on Neal?

The crime goes down, and it appears that Neal will fall into the trap. Will this crucial moment affect his entire life to come? What does Neal think of his dad abandoning the homestead to ride with his son?

Get ready for lots of action, and fight scenes as the Lone Ranger handles the issue, and saves the day.

Lone Ranger – ALife For Sale. 400826

Posted by Keith on August 26, 2014

Return to the days of yesteryear, when out of the hills come the thundering hooves of the mighty horse, Silver, and the shouts of the Lone Ranger.

The local doctor gives a diagnosis that declares that a pioneer man has a month to live. He can’t bear to give the bad news to his wife. A friend approaches him with a plan to make sure his family will be cared for when he’s gone. It’s the kind of proposition that only a desperate man with nothing to lose might go for. Little does he know that the Lone Ranger, and Tonto are about to ride to town to see the doc about an injury that Tonto has suffered. The pair get supplies and help from the poor pioneer family.

What happens next? Your guess is as good as mine. The audio is cut short after the first act. So, we never find out if Tonto survives his injury, or if the ailing pioneer dies in the mine shaft. It certainly looks like some tight spots for the Lone Ranger, but I’d bet he pulled a miracle out of his white hat to save the day.

Gunsmoke Big Broad. ep90, 540206

Posted by tom on August 19, 2014

Gunsmoke. February 6, 1954. CBS net. “Big Broad”. Sustaining. Two hundred pound Lena Wave swaggers into Dodge and throws her weight around. She’s good with a six-gun too! The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on April 21, 1956. William Conrad, John Meston (writer), Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, John Dehner, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, Norman Macdonnell (director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer)

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Gunsmoke – Old Friend ep97, 540320

Posted by tom on August 13, 2014

Gunsmoke. March 20, 1954. CBS net. “Old Friend”. Sustaining. After trying to bribe Marshal Dillon, a gambler named Ben Corder hires Toque Morlan to kill Matt! William Conrad, John Meston (writer), John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Vic Perrin, Norman Macdonnell (director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer), Howard McNear.

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Lone Ranger – The Blue Star Mine. 381121

Posted by Keith on July 26, 2014

Agents from a large mining interest from back East make plans to sabotage the Blue Star Mine. Their attempts at devaluing the mine should let them buy the mine for a steal. Will the new, and wealthy vein of gold be kept a secret for long? Hank has heard the men talking about the mine, and races off for help. He encounters a masked man who he spills all the beans to. How can the man, and Tonto take a hand in the matter to help?

Back in town Hank and the former owner of the mine try to get the sheriff involved. Will the lawman believe the story?

With Tonto’s help, Lone Ranger needs to make a plan to save the mine. Can he identify the shady agents who want the mine for themselves? Why is it important to intercept the stage coach?

There’s plenty of hard riding, fast paced action as Silver and Scout whisk our heros through the countryside. Can they reach the bad guys in time, and stop them at their every move? Will there be some doublecrossing betrayal going on among the crooks? Lone Ranger finally hands all the loose ends to the sheriff to win the day, and return the mine to it’s rightful owners.

PS: The term “Spavin Legged” is normally heard on the Lum and Abner show. A phrase, or exclamation given by Grandpappy Spears. What does it mean? Listen up as you listen to this episode to learn what it might mean. As Hank rides away for help, he uses in relation to his horse.

Lone Ranger – Campaign Of Unrest. 381118

Posted by Keith on July 20, 2014

Ezra, a homesteader spots cow punchers as they drive their cattle through his wheat field. Before the gunshots get out of hand, a masked man breaks onto the scene. Is he an outlaw? Ezra’s tale is drawn out, and we learn how the cattle men are trying to drive the farmers out, so they can graze their critters, As the masked man calls to his indian friend, and rides away on his great horse, Silver, Ezra suddenly relizes who his new friend really is.

It’s all a scheme from the banker in town to own all the lands in the area. Gruber won’t loan them money to live on unless they sell to him, and he’s only offering bottom dollar on their crops. Will a confrontation by the lone ranger strike fear into the banker? Will the bankewr recognize as easily as old Ezra who he’s dealing with? Hotheads among the cattlemen are whipped into a frenzy.

The range war has been set ablaze, and unless the Lone Ranger can diffuse the situation, the only one who stands to come out as winner is the greedy banker. Intercepting the racing cattlemen, Lone Ranger gets the leader to see how they’ve been manipulated. Will they cooperate and take part in a new plan?

The cattlemen seem to be playing into the hands of Gruber to collect a pay off. Will a herd of cattle run rampant through the wheat fields in the land? Are these rogue cowboys, or will it all fit into Lone Ranger’s plan somehow?

Gunsmoke – The Queue. 540719

Posted by Keith on July 19, 2014

A hot Summer day in Dodge City, and Chester brings word to Matt about a Chinaman who is being abused. Matt takes a stand for racial equality, and equal civil rights. The Chinaman proves to be a good cook, and is gainfully employed at the local eatery. Chin Wan turns out to be more industrious and intelligent than certain folks give him credit for. He just wants to save enough money to return to China.

Trouble keeps rearing up when certain townsfolk keep harrassing the chinaman. Matt needs to intervene before somebody ends up being murdered.

(Audio enhanced for better listening enjoyment.)

Gunsmoke – Twenty-Twenty. 550716.

Posted by Keith on July 16, 2014

Matt Dillon is the first man they look for, and the last they want to meet. It’s a job that’s a little bit chancey, and a little bit lonely.

Today, Matt and Chester walk the street, and pause to watch the stage coach pull in. An old friend of Matt’s arrives, Troy. He’s a lawman who is on the track of an outlaw. Troy also seems to have a chip on his shoulder when Matt offers a little help.

Matt and Kitty talk in the salloon, and after she complains about needing a vacation after the last mob of trail riding cowboys, attention turns to Troy. Troy has had a little fight, and seems paranoid. Though he leaves to cool down, Mat is afraid his friend has other problems under the surface. In a confrontation, we learn what Troys problem is. His eyesight is failing.

After a reluctant exam by doc, it is revealed that Troy is at least at a point of severe vision loss that shouldn’t get any worse.

The wanted man makes his appearance in town, and though Matt promised to let Troy run the showdown, Matt makes sure he is present for the face off. Will Troy get his man? When the gunsmoke clears, there’s two men on the ground. Has any lessons been learned? Maybe: Never take a knife, or a blind gunslinger to a gunfight. Or something like that.

Lone Ranger – A Spaniard’s Pride. 381116

Posted by Keith on July 12, 2014

Rancho Sanchez has had animals disappearing for months, and Don Diego gives orders to his men to tighten security to shut down the horse thieves. His son has returned from law school back East, but has he developed a love for the gringos that irritates his dad? Is there anything to fear? Does a secret about the son betray Don Diego? Besides the rustling, we learn about a blackmail scheme that has the hands of the younger Sanchez tied.

The watchful eyes of Lone Ranger and Tonto take in the happenings. Does he have a plan in mind to help out? Will Don Diego’s pride and temper flare if he learns about a love interest, and the blackmail? Will Don Diego show his anger at his son, or at the rustlers?

Posing as a member of the rustling gang, Lone Ranger gives a warning intended to manipulate Tony Sanchez. Will he stay away from the rustlers, or take matters into his own hands? Lone Ranger gets the room he needs to develop his plan to clear up the hard feelings, and reconcile the prideful father and son. Besides that, can the hold of the rustlers be broken? It’ll be a delicate balance of reverse psychology and manipulation to bring this plan together.

Lone Ranger – Deputy To Be. 381114

Posted by Keith on July 8, 2014

A thin teen ager, Bob Bryant, approaches the sheriff with news on where to find the notorious outlaw, Nick Gage. All he asks is to claim the reward, but the sheriff thinks the scrawny lad isn’t credible. Fortunately Tonto believes the teen, and offers him both food and a meeting with his masked friend.

Does the sheriff believe Bob or not? Lone Ranger seems to think the sheriff might try nabbing the outlaw without giving credit to Bob for the capture. This kind of thing has happened before, and the Lone Ranger just might have a plan.

Would it be counterproductive to warn the gang that the sheriff is on the way? The angry sheriff is now certain that Bob tipped the bandits out of spite. Will Bob and his destitute mom be in danger of wrath from the lawman?

Lone Ranger springs into action to create a stir with the outlaws, while Tonto turns the sheriff in the right direction. Forces from both sides of the law clash, and thanks to the Lone Ranger, Bob wins the reward he deserves.