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The Lone Ranger and “The Stagecoach Caper”

The Lone Ranger and “The Stagecoach Caper”  Prologue There are many stories of lawmen and outlaws in the Old West. Some have become legend. The Lone Ranger was such a man. Lawmen in Texas would tell of his adventures with pride as an example of how the law will always prevail over the outlaws. With his two-gun lightning draw and unerring accuracy the Lone Ranger was feared by outlaws throughout Texas. There was one story that no lawman would tell. That was the story of an outlaw band led by Larry Johnson and his encounter with the Lone Ranger . This story was repeated with laughter by the outlaws and quickly spread throughout the Southwest. This is that tale of the Lone Ranger ………... A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi Yo Silver!" The Lone Ranger . "Hi Yo Silver, away!" With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, led the fight for law and order in the early west. R

So This is New York (1948)

There have been a handful of reasons why some films are successful in the box-office and some are not. Some films make a lot of money in movie theaters because either they get big stars, or they get rave reviews from the film critics, or even both. But there have been many films which, despite getting praises from critics, failed miserably in the box office race. Take So This is New York , for example, which was released in 1948. Despite the rave reviews it got from many critics, it was not able to pull off a successful run in movie theaters. The highly satirical movie was based on the novel by Ring Lardner, The Big Town . The assemblage of some of the film industry's finest talents did not help the film make an impression from the movie-going public. The film was written by Carl Foreman who went on to write the screenplays for The Men , High Noon , and Champion . Richard Fleischer (who also directed other famous films such as Fantastic Voyage and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea