Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Lone Ranger - The Return of Butch Cavendish - Radio Drama

Rudy Ramos, Duncan Regehr, Tim Considine, Bob Daniels in The Lone Ranger, The Return of Butch Cavendish
The Lone Ranger Rides again! On the weekend of June 13-15, 2013 several Hollywood actors noted for their work in westerns came together at the Memphis Film Festival to share stories of their experiences in film and television. As part of the festivities a radio drama re-creation was performed. This year's selection was from the old time radio western series - The Lone Ranger. With an excited audience looking on in great expectation the cast ensemble took to the stage and entertained the crowd with an animated and delightful performance of The Return of Butch Cavendish.

If only more modern audio dramas could be produced with this level of acting talent. What a difference professionals make to the quality of a show! The exhibition put on by this talented group of actors was not only an enjoyable trip back down memory lane to the golden age of radio but it was also a vision of what the future of audio drama could be again. What a fabulous treat!

This outstanding performance has been made available on Youtube for your viewing and listening enjoyment. So return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.... and enjoy this wonderfully fun episode of The Lone Ranger as the daring and resourceful masked man takes on a fiendish outlaw in The Return of Butch Cavendish.

Hi-Yo Silver Away!

Featured in the cast:

Bob Daniels (grandson of Brace Beemer – radio’s Lone Ranger) as The Lone Ranger
Duncan Regehr  (Zorro) as Butch Cavendish
Don Collier (The High Chaparal) as Thunder Martin
Rudy Ramos (The High Chaparral) as Tonto
Tim Considine (Spin and Marty) as Dan Reid
David Stollery (Spin and Marty) as Captain Reid
John Buttram (son of western legend Pat Buttram) as Collins
Tommy Nolan (Buckskin ) as Sparks 
Boyd Magers (western movie historian ) as the Narrator/Announcer 
Gary Yoggy – Director-SFX-Music

# 145 Perry Mason and the Case of the Sulky Girl (CRT)

Spoiled, young heiress to be Francis Celane wants to get married. But she can't due to a stipulation in her late father's will. If she marries before turning 25 she'll lose an inheritance of over one million dollars. Determined to get her way Francis hires hard-nosed lawyer Perry Mason to convince the trustee Dexter Norton, who just happens to be her uncle, to let her marry and keep the money. But just after Uncle Dexter stubbornly refuses to see things her way he's killed and her boyfriend, Robert Gleason, is fingered for the murder. To make matters worse Francis is being blackmailed. It's a complicated, mixed up mess and Perry must sort things out quickly if he's to solve The Case of the Sulky Girl.

Perry Mason and the Case of the Sulky Girl is a Colonial Radio Theatre presentation offering solid sound design and production value. Erle Stanley Gardner provides an excellent story for dramatization. Acting varies from average to above average. Overall this is an enjoyable audio adaptation. Definitely worth listening to. A plus for any radio drama enthusiasts collection.

From CRT: 
An impetuous niece who demands her trust fund be released comes to Perry Mason for help. But it's her boyfriend who needs defending when he is charged with murdering her controlling uncle.