Film Festival Update

With the 2017 lineup we return to a varied program of obscure pulp-related movies, although a few of the films are at least tangentially related to this year’s theme of gangster pulps.

Friday:

12:00 pm — The Call of the Savage, Chapters 1-6 (1935), app. 120 mins. Adapted from “Jan of the Jungle” (serialized in Argosy, April 18—May 23, 1931) by Otis Adelbert Kline.

02:15 pm — Blonde Inspiration (1941), 72 mins.

03:30 pm — Burglar to the Rescue (1931), 22 mins. Adapted from “A Burglar to the Rescue” (Detective Story Magazine, November 1, 1930) by Herman Landon.

04:00 pm — Chip of the Flying U (1926), 70 mins. Adapted from “Chip, of the Flying U” (The Popular Magazine, October 1904) by B. M. Bower.

Immediately Following Auction — The Return of Doctor X (1939), 62 mins. Adapted from “The Doctor’s Secret” (Detective Fiction Weekly, July 30, 1938) by William J. Makin.

Saturday:

10:00 am — The Call of the Savage, Chapters 7-12 (1935), app. 120 mins. Adapted from “Jan of the Jungle” (serialized in Argosy, April 18—May 23, 1931) by Otis Adelbert Kline.

12:15 pm — Alibi for Murder (1936), 59 mins. Adapted from “Body Snatcher” (Black Mask, February 1936) by Theodore Tinsley.

01:30 pm — Lady in the Death House (1944), 56 mins. Adapted from “Meet the Executioner” (Detective Tales, June 1942) by Frederick C. Davis.

02:45 pm — The Bar 20 Rides Again (1935), 62 mins. Adapted from “Bar 20 Rides Again” (serialized in Short Stories, May 10—June 10, 1926; abridged as “Snake Buttes” in Real Western, January 1935) by Clarence E. Mulford.

04:00 pm — Gambling Ship (1933), 72 mins. Adapted from “Fast One” (Black Mask, March 1932), “Lead Party” (BM, April ’32), “Velvet” (BM, June ’32), and “The Heat” (BM, August ’32) by Paul Cain.

Immediately Following Auction — Pursuit (1935), 60 mins. Adapted from “Gallant Highway” (Street & Smith’s Complete Magazine, May 1935) by Lawrence G. Blochman.