Technical difficulties forced the cancellation of “The Baron of Arizona” during Vincentennial, Cinema St. Louis’ celebration of native son Vincent Price’s 100th birthday, so they’re offering the film as a free screening at the Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), an event of Cinema St. Louis. The second film written and directed by auteurist favorite Samuel Fuller (“The Naked Kiss”), “The Baron of Arizona” features one of Price’s own favorite performances. According to the Internet Movie Database: Master swindler James Reavis painstakingly spends years forging documents and land grants that will make his wife and him undisputed owners of the entire state of Arizona.
The screening will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Washington University/Brown Hall Auditorium, Forsyth Boulevard and Chaplin Drive (two blocks west of Skinker Boulevard).
“The Baron of Arizona” is a free program.
SLIFF is bookended by another Price classic, “House on Haunted Hill,” on Nov. 20.
SLIFF, now in it’s 20th year, is underway from now until Nov. 20 with venues mostly at the Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium and Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium. Most of the programs have an admission fee but those held at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis County Library Headquarters, and Washington University/Brown are free and require no ticket.