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Mar 22

Episode 45: Desert Fury

Desert FuryThis week, we are joined by Matthew Kessen for a very rare screening of Desert Fury!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode… if you can. This is sadly a very difficult movie to track down right now. We were lucky enough to see an actual film print at The Heights Theater. If you are truly determined, the movie has been released on DVD overseas and copies can often be found on Amazon. You can also probably find downloadable copies online, if you know where to look.

Please join us again on April 7th, when we continue with another color noir with Chinatown!

Desert Fury (1947)
Desert Fury poster Rating: 6.7/10 (861 votes)
Director: Lewis Allen
Writer: Robert Rossen (screenplay), Ramona Stewart (novel)
Stars: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 15 Aug 1947
Plot: The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.