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March 15, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Time Details:
1 hr 49 min
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
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"A Hatful of Rain" - Royer Film Festival

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Korean war veteran who was wounded in action requires extensive painkilling medication while healing and becomes addicted to heroin. "A Hatful of Rain" recounts the terrible toll this addiction takes on himself and his family. The frank depiction of drug addiction in a feature film was a rarity at the time of this film's release in 1957. The cast includes Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Franciosa and Lloyd Nolan. This year marks the 27th Annual Paul H. Royer Film Festival. This series is sponsored by Robert H. (Hank) Royer, Jr., in memory of his grandfather who was an Abilene (Kansas) High School classmate of Dwight D. Eisenhower and a founding member of the Eisenhower Foundation.