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See Humphrey Bogart in one of his Best and Most Overlooked roles: Deadline U.S.A.

2014 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Sunday, May 11, 10am

Deadline U.S.A.(1952) Fox, 87 minutes.

One of Humphrey Bogart’s best and most overlooked roles is as a crusading metropolitan newspaper editor scrambling to finish…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 6, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

See Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry, Wrong Number!

Friday, May 9, 7:30pm

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Paramount, 89 minutes.

Barbara Stanwyck is unforgettable as an emotionally damaged, bedridden heiress who overhears a murder plot on a crossed telephone line. Stanwyck begins to fear that someone is…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 6, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

2014 Schedule

2014 Schedule

Thursday, May 8, 2014 through Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thursday, May 8 - 7:30 PM 

The Window (1949) RKO, 73 minutes.

The screen adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s  “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is one of Hollywood’s classic suspense films. Ten-year old Bobby Driscoll is a chronic fibber except after he witnesses a murder and is unable to convince his parents (Barbara Hale and Arthur Kennedy)…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 30, 2014 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Remembering Marvin Paige, by Alan K. Rode

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival suffered a grievous loss with the death of co-producer Marvin Paige last November.

Marvin became associated with the festival at its inception when he arranged for Anne Jeffreys and Gloria Stuart to be special guests back in 2001. He…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 28, 2014 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday

Watching Welles' 1948 film of Macbeth to commemorate the Bard's 450th birthday... it's on YouTube... not the greatest copy, but it is what it is.

It is also not a great film... shot under time and financial constraints for a traditionally low-budget studio, the almost B-movie aspects are obvious.  Hmmmm... sound familiar? Much of that can be said of most of the films we now call classic noir.

After watching this, I may dig out my copy of Polanski's Macbeth as…

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Added by Bill Walthall on April 23, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Announces Complete 2014 Schedule.

The complete screening schedule for the 2014 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, California on May 8-11 is now available online at www.arthutlyonsfilmfestival.org.



“This year’s lineup of…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Stars Are Coming Out for the 2014 Arthur Lyons Film Festival.

The 2014 Edition of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival opens its 15th year at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs on May 8th.  Producer and Host Alan K. Rode announced that film…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 3, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

‘I Live To Sing,’ and ‘Gloria Victoria,’ to open Third Annual American Documentary Film Festival on Thursday, March 27th.

‘I Live To Sing,’ and ‘Gloria Victoria,’ to open Third Annual American Documentary Film Festival on Thursday, March 27th.

Director and stars of ‘I Live To Sing,’ scheduled to appear for post-screening Q&A, plus live on-stage performance.

Annual American Documentary…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 25, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores to receive first annual Stanley Kramer Emerging Artist Award.

Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores to receive first annual Stanley Kramer Emerging Artist Award.

The Stanley Kramer Film Festival: Coming November 15, 2013 – November 17, 2013

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer, Del Shores has been selected to be the recipient of the first annual Stanley Kramer Emerging Artist…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 13, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Internationally-known Film Director Randal Kleiser to receive first annual Stanley Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award.

Internationally-known Film Director

Randal Kleiser to receive first annual

Stanley Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Stanley Kramer Film Festival:

Coming November 15, 2013 – November 17, 2013

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 13, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Palm Springs Cultural Center Adds The Stanley Kramer Film Festival to Annual Line-up

Coming November 15, 2013 – November 17, 2013



The Palm Springs Cultural Center is pleased…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 18, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Done On Purpose?

Who else noticed the wrap-around aspect of the first and last movies in this year's festival?  The horse mentioned as the sweepstakes winner in "Three Strangers" and the horse mentioned in "The Asphalt Jungle" were BOTH names Corncracker!  Very crafty, Alan, very crafty...

Added by Stan Yoshimura on May 22, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

2013 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Screen Gems: Don't Miss Them!

Friday, May 17, 2013: 1pm

MARY RYAN, DETECTIVE (1949) 68 minutes - ULTRA-RARITY!

Police detective Mary Ryan (Marsha Hunt) goes undercover in stir and on the lam to break up a ruthless gang of jewel thieves.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 7, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments

THREE STRANGERS To Open 2013 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival.

Director Jean Negulesco’s underappreciated classic film noir, THREE STRANGERS, is set to open the 2013 edition of The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival on Thursday, May 16th at Camelot Theatres in Palm…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 22, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Returns to Palm Springs May 16 – 19, 2013.

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival returns to the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs to celebrate its 14th year on May 16-19, 2013. Writer and Film Noir Foundation director Alan K. Rode, who is producing and hosting the festival for the sixth consecutive year, promises another fun-filled weekend of classic noir enlivened by special guest star appearances and introductions by noted film historians. 



"I try to keep the Festival fresh for our…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 10, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Arthur Lyons Film Festival Announces 2012 Schedule

Popular festival well-known for screening rare and rarely seen Film Noir classics;

All Access Passes on sale now.



The Palm Springs Cultural Center is pleased to announce the 2012 screening schedule for the…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

SAVE THE DATE: Twelfth Annual Arthur Lyons Film Festival Coming May 10-13, 2012

SAVE THE DATE:

Twelfth Annual Arthur Lyons Film Festival

Coming May 10-13, 2012



Popular festival well-known for screening rare and rarely seen Film Noir classics;

All Access Passes go on sale April 1, 2012.





The Palm Springs Cultural Center announced today that…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

12th Annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival: May 10 - 13, 2012.

The 12th Annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival is scheduled for May 10 - 13, 2012.



Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 10, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Some Reading

No Way Out: Existential Motifs in the Film Noir, is a worthwhile essay in the,  Film Noir Reader.

Added by George Cheoros on May 14, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Actress Stefanie Powers to Open 2011 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival.

The Opening Night of the 2011 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival will include a very special appearance by actress Stefanie Powers. Miss Powers, perhaps best known for her role on the popular television series, Hart to Hart, will attend the screening of the 1962 thriller Experiment in Terror (7:30pm on Thursday, May 12).  



Directed by Blake Edwards, Experiment in Terror starred Glenn…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 12, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

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