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  • Actor Joel McCrea gazes up at actor Veronica Lake.
    RAMROD
  • Two men and a woman sit astride horses.
    RAMROD
  • 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
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RAMROD & DESERT FURY

Saturday, August 24

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

RAMROD

12:30  Buy Tickets

(1947, André De Toth) Cowhand Joel McCrea helps ruthless lady rancher Veronica Lake (wife of director De Toth) pursue her plans of revenge, in this tough actioner, based on a Luke Short Saturday Evening Post story. With Lloyd Bridges. 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive. Approx. 94 min.

Funding provided by The Film Foundation and AFI/NEA Film Preservation Grants Program.

“A striking ‘psychological’ Western.”
– Tom Milne, Time Out (London)

DESERT FURY

2:20  Buy Tickets

(1947, Lewis Allen) Ménage à cinq: Lizabeth Scott, possible murderer John Hodiak, casino owner Mary Astor, lawman Burt Lancaster, 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