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  • Actor Burt Lancaster reclines on a couch, wearing a tie and white button-down shirt.
    I WALK ALONE
  • Actor Burt Lancaster sits on the ground near garbage cans, clutching his stomach as though injured; another man holds Lancaster's arm and leg.
    I WALK ALONE
  • Actors Burt Lancaster and Lizabeth Scott embrace.
    I WALK ALONE
  • Actor Lizabeth Scott looks down from a staircase.
    DESERT FURY
  • Actor Burt Lancaster gazes off, with his hand on his knee; Lizabeth Scott gazes at him.
    DESERT FURY
  • Actors Lizabeth Scott lies on a bed, and Mary Astor sits on the bed beside her.
    DESERT FURY
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I WALK ALONE & DESERT FURY

Wednesday, August 7

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

I WALK ALONE

12:30   4:20   8:10  

(1945, Byron Haskin) Back from a 14-year stretch, Burt Lancaster finds old partner Kirk Douglas now gone “semi-legit,” but Burt prefers the old ways. First pairing of the tough guy screen team. James Agee kvetched, “deserves to walk alone, tinkle a little bell, and cry ‘unclean, unclean.’” With Lizabeth Scott. DCP. Approx. 97 min.

“A tight, hard-boiled melodrama.”
Variety

DESERT FURY

2:25   6:15   10:05   

(1947, Lewis Allen) Ménage à cinq: Lizabeth Scott, possible murderer John Hodiak, casino owner Mary Astor, Lawman Burt, and Hodiak’s “friend” Wendell Corey – in “the gayest movie ever produced in Hollywood’s golden era” (Eddie Muller). 35mm. Approx. 96 min.

“Very enjoyable on a narrative level, but it is the characters’ ambiguity that distinguishes Desert Fury from run-of-the-mill noir. But of all [Lewis Allen’s] films, Desert Fury remains the most fascinating, the one in which he made the best use of operatic material and an intriguing cast, all of whom had been or would be connected with film noir.”
– Ronald Bergan, Film Comment