Arthur & Barbara Lyons present


The 6th annual Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

Camelot Theatre  -  2300  Baristo  Road  Palm Springs, Ca.
Tickets available at the door    -    telephone  (760) 325-6565
Matinees  -  $10.75    |    Evening shows  -  $12.75
All Access Pass  -  $110.00



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We recommend a call to the theater the day of the event to confirm Guest Appearances.

  Thursday June 1  7:30 pm  - OPENING NIGHT  
   Special Guest James Darren  
    The Brothers Rico (1957)    
    DIR: Phil Karlson    
     Richard Conte, Kathy Grant, James Darren    
    Conte, a once-gangster-turned straight is forced by his old cronies to help locate his younger brother but is duped all the way.    
    Following the film, All-Acess Pass Holders are welcome to join the Opening Night Festivities upstairs in the Cinema Lounge - No-Host Bar.  
  Friday June 2  10:00 am  
   Special Guest James O'Keefe  

T-Men (1948)

    DIR: Anthony Mann    
     Dennis O'Keefe, Alfred Ryder, Mary Meade, Wallace Ford    
    Treasury agents go undercover to expose a counterfeiting ring, but as in all noir, things go awry. One of the best examples of the semi-documentary noir style, with the killer combination of director Mann and cinematographer Alton keeping you on the edge of your seat.    
  Friday June 2  1:00 pm  
   Special Guest Richard Erdman  
    The Blue Gardenia (1953)    
    DIR: Fritz Lang    
     Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Richard Erdman, Raymond Burr    
    In this solid film by one of the seminal directors of film noir, a bewildered Baxter finds herself accused of murder and desperately tries to find out what to do about it.    
  Friday June 2  4:00 pm  

Ace In The Hole (1951)

    DIR: Billy Wilder    
     Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur    
    One of the most grimly cynical and riveting films ever made about the human condition. Excellent all around, the controversy surrounding the film inspired Paramount executives to rename it privately "Ass in the Wringer." A MUST SEE TO GRASP THE UNDERPINNINGS OF NOIR!    
  Friday June 2  7:30 pm  
   Special Guest Coleen Gray  

The Killing (1956)

    DIR:  Stanley Kubrick    
    Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook    
    This case study of a racetrack heist, full of double-crosses, duplicity and murder, put Kubrick's name on the map. Full of a cast of colorful characters and plot twists, this is pure dynamite!    
  Saturday June 3  10:00 am  
    Madonna's Secret (1946)    
    DIR:  William Thiele    
     Francis Lederer, Gail Patrick, Ann Rutherford, Linda Stirling    
    In this almost unheard-of film, the sister of a murdered model sets out to find the killer. John Alton's atmospheric photography sets the mood beautifully. RARE! Miss it and you'll probably never see it again!    
Immediately following the film:
Writer's forum about Film Noir by "The Dark City Players"
  Saturday June 3  1:00 pm  
   Special Guest Beverly Garland  

The Steel Jungle (1956)

    DIR:  Walter Doniger    
     Perry Lopez, Beverly Garland, Ted de Corsia, Ken Tobey    
    Dark prison drama with convicted bookie Lopez squeezed between the prison warden and his deadly racketeer boss.    
  Saturday June 3  4:00 pm  

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

    DIR:  Jean Negulesco    
    Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson    
    Mystery writer Lorre becomes obsessed piecing together the history of a notorious phantom criminal. ONE OF THE BEST EVER! DON'T DARE MISS IT!    
  Saturday June 3  7:30 pm  
   Special Guest Constance Towers Forster.  

Shock Corridor (1963)

    DIR: Samuel Fuller    
    Constance Towers, Peter Brock, Gene Evans, James Best    
    Journalist Brock gets admitted to a mental institution to uncover a murder but ends up insane himself. Another powerful and unusual work by the legendary Fuller.    
  Sunday June 4  10:00 am  

The Crooked Way (1949)

    DIR: Robert Florey    
    John Payne, Sonny Tufts, Ellen Drew, Rhys Williams    
    Amnesiac war vet returns home only to find he has his own sordid past. Tough and gritty, with Alton's usual great photography, a fine film that somehow manages to overcome the drooling and teeth-gnashing by the infamous Sonny Tufts. RARE!      
  Sunday June 4  1:00 pm  
  Special Guest Jacqueline White  

Crossfire (1947)

    DIR: Edward Dmytryk    
    Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Graham, Jacqueline White    
    One of four war buddies is a violent racist and murders two men, one of them his friend. One of the first post WWII films to deal seriously with the issue of anti-Semitism. Powerful stuff.    
  Sunday June 4  4:00 pm  
  Special Guest Anne Jeffreys  

Riffraff (1947)

    DIR: Ted Tetzlaff    
    Pat O'Brien, Anne Jeffreys, Walter Slezak, Percy Kilbride    
    A retrospective of the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival, in that it was the first film we ever showed! In Panama, private detective O'Brien battles villains who are trying to procure a map to lucrative oil fields. Fun from beginning to end, great script, photography, direction, the works.    
  Sunday June 4   7:30 pm  
    A Place In The Sun (1951)    
    DIR: George Stevens    
    Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Keefe Braselle, Raymond Burr    
    Based on Theodore Dreiser's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, this film brilliantly deals with the emptiness of the idle rich and American morals, all leading to murder. Winner of six Oscars.    
    All-Access Pass Holders are welcome to join the Wrap Party held upstairs in the Cinema Lounge following the film
Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres, No-Host Bar

Tickets available at the door     Matinees  -  $10.75    |   Evening shows  -  $12.75


All Access Pass good for all films and parties  -  $110.00

  The Palm Springs Film Noir Festival is a public event produced by:  
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