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L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIBUTE 13: 1954 YELLOWJACKETS YEARBOOK: JUNIORS & "JOHNNY GUITAR"

MY SELECTION NO. 13 FOR "BEST MOVIES OF THE FIFTIES" IS "JOHNNY GUITAR" STARRING JOAN CRAWFORD!!



Johnny Guitar is a 1954 American Trucolorwestern drama film directed by Nicholas Ray starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, and Scott Brady. The screenplay was adapted from a novel by Roy Chanslor. Though credited to Philip Yordan, he was merely a front for the actual screenwriter, blacklistee Ben Maddow.[2] Filmed in Republic's Trucolor process, the film was directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Herbert J. Yates. In 2008, Johnny Guitar was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Plot-On the outskirts of a wind-swept Arizona cattle town, an aggressive and strong-willed saloonkeeper named Vienna maintains a volatile relationship with the local cattlemen and townsfolk. Not only does she support the railroad being laid nearby (the cattlemen oppose it), but she permits "The Dancin' Kid" (her former amour) and his confederates to frequent her saloon. The locals, led by McIvers but egged on by Emma Small, a onetime rival of Vienna, are determined to force Vienna out of town, and the hold-up of the stage (they suspect, erroneously, by "The Dancin' Kid") offers a perfect pretext. Vienna faces them down, helped by the mysterious and just arrived Johnny Guitar. McIvers gives Vienna, Johnny Guitar and "The Dancin Kid" and his sidekicks 24 hours to leave. Johnny turns out to be Vienna's ex-lover and a reformed gunslinger whose real name is Johnny Logan. A smouldering love/hate relationship develops.


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PLEASE KEEP STROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE....





THIS IS THE LAST PAGE OF THE JUNIORS CLASS SECTION.....
THE SOPHOMORES ARE COMING....


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