May 13, 2012

The Face Behind the Mask On-Screen in Palm Springs on May 13

The annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, CA, will end its weekend run this year with a showing of The Face Behind the Mask (1941) on Sunday, May 13, at the Camelot Theatre.

The film will begin at 10 am.

Tickets for the matinee showing (10 am) are $11, with a general admission of $13 for the 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7:30 pm shows. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or on-line, through the theater’s website.

The Camelot Theatre is located at 2300 East Baristo Road in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot in Palm Springs, CA. Parking is available in the mall lot. Directions may be found on the cinema’s website.

The making of The Face Behind the Mask is detailed in the authorized Lorre biography The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, by Stephen D. Youngkin, who interviewed director Robert Florey and actor Don Beddoe.

Paul Mantz, a stunt pilot who worked on the film, later flew Peter and his fiancée Karen Verne to Las Vegas in 1945 for their wedding on May 25. After standing up as a witness (with actress Patricia Shay) to the ceremony, Mantz flew the newlywed couple back to Hollywood.