The Lone Star Ranger (1930 film)

The Lone Star Ranger is a 1930 American western film directed by A.F. Erickson and written by Seton I. Miller and John Hunter Booth. The film stars George O'Brien, Sue Carol, Walter McGrail, Warren Hymer, Russell Simpson and Roy Stewart. It is based on the novel The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey. The film was released on January 5, 1930, by Fox Film Corporation.[1][2][3]

The Lone Star Ranger
Directed byA.F. Erickson
Screenplay bySeton I. Miller
John Hunter Booth
Based onThe Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey
Produced byA.F. Erickson
StarringGeorge O'Brien
Sue Carol
Walter McGrail
Warren Hymer
Russell Simpson
Roy Stewart
CinematographyDaniel B. Clark
Edited byJack Murray
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 5, 1930 (1930-01-05)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

Parts of the film were shot in Monument Valley and Rainbow Bridge in Utah.[4]: 286


Other versionsEdit

This Zane Grey novel was adapted four or more times to film. Silent versions were released in 1919[5] and 1923. The version released in 1930 was tagged as "Zane Grey's first all talking picture". The fourth adaptation was released in 1942.[6]


  1. ^ "The Lone Star Ranger (1930) - Overview". Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Synopsis by Hal Erickson. "The Lone Star Ranger (1930) - A.F. Erickson | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Lone Star Ranger". Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  4. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
  5. ^ Wenzell, Nicolette (April 3, 2016). "1919 movie 'The Lone Star Ranger' shot in Palm Springs". The Desert Sun. Gannett.
  6. ^ "Search results for The Lone Star Ranger". Turner Classic Movies.

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