The Lone Ranger and Tonto visit Phil Beach, an ex-bandit who was sent to prison by the Ranger but has now gone straight. Beach has become a Lincoln impersonator and delivers the Gettysburg Address annually at the town’s festivities dressed as Honest Abe.
Beach is frustrated that Seth Hawkins, his estranged father-in-law, will not lend him the money to send his ailing wife to a prescribed six months stay at a sanatorium. When Lefty, one of his ex-gang members, shows up that day and suggests a bank robbery, Beach proposes that the bandit don the Lincoln makeup and provide him with an alibi while he robs his miserly father-in-law’s hidden cache of money. The “friend” wants more than his promised share and double-crosses Beach by taking the entire haul. After Lefty falls to his death trying to get away, it would seem that Beach is in the clear. However, the Ranger had noticed that the Lincoln impersonator gestured with his left hand during the oration and suspects what has transpired
Director: Earl Bellamy
Writers: DeVallon Scott (screenplay), George W. Trendle (creator)
Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, James Griffith