Pilot for the Lone Ranger TV Series. September 15th 1949. Color black & white Director George Archainbaud Run time 01:08:49 Year 1949. The Lone Ranger signifies everything that is good and decent in the world. Director: George B. Seitz Jr. Writers: George W. Trendle, George B. Seitz Jr. Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Glenn Strange.