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presented by the Desert Classic Film Society


The DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY will be presenting the 1939 tough guy classic THEY MADE ME A CRIMINAL on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in Yucca Valley.

Johnnie is a boxer. The same evening he won the world championship, he is charged for the murder of a reporter and is taken for dead. Running away from New York, he ends up in a ranch in Arizona, run by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in love with Peggy and became the teenagers' hero. But there is that New York Detective, Phelan, that does not believe he is dead and is chasing him... An unlikely scenario, but not a so bad film. Starring John Garfield, Ann Sheridan and Claude Rains.

Note: A good portion of this movie was shot in the Coachella Valley, at a date farm.

Film historian Christopher Perry will introduce the film. A vintage film print will be screened.

WANT ADMISSION FOR 25 CENTS??? Since movie tickets in the 1930's and 40's could be bought for 25 cents we will give you admission for 25 cents in change if the coins are silver(that means dated before 1965).

The Bijou Cinema is located at 57482 Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley. Admission is $5 per person.

For information and to join the society go to the website Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the website. There is no charge to become a member . The DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Organization.

For other information contact Christopher Perry at 760-365-0475.

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