THE LONG WAIT (1956)
When: Friday May 10 @ 7 PM
Feature: The Long Wait
Director: Victor Saville
Genre: Film Noir
Photography: Franz Planer
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Peggy Castle
Runtime: 85 Min
It doesn’t get much better that this. Anthony Quinn is double crossed by a hood who wants his woman. Quinn plays a character that suffered a severe head trauma that made him lose his long term memory… he can’t remember who he is or anything from his past. This presents a huge problem as he is directed by the guy who wants his woman to pick up his reward in his old hometown.
Quinn’s character, Johnny McBride, heads for his hometown and learns that the reward is actually a bounty as he is wanted for MURDER. He is forced to defend himself with no knowledge of his past. The only way he can save himself is through past relationships with women that loved him. They hold the secret to his past! In Charles Bronson fashion, Quinn goes on a quest to find the true murderer and his true identity!
Cafe Cinema has weekly screenings of great films and is a production of and local filmic venue outlet for Idyllwild Film Festival.