Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

Several years have gone by since I've attended, but I finally got to the latest Palm Springs Film Noir Festival.  A great lineup this year, including several rarities, including "Larceny", with Shelly Winters doing a great femme fatale role.  On Mother's Day, how appropriate for film noir, we were presented with Richard Widmark's crazed role tying up a mother in her wheelchair and pushing her down the stairs...  oh, how the audience howled, moaned, and even laughed...  we noiristas are so jaded...   Check out "Kiss of Death".  And the famous wheelchair scene...

The weekend was appropriately summarized by this T-shirt (from "Hollow Triumph").


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