The showing was a rare occurrence for the film, which had very few showings in Los Angeles and New York in August and September of 1958. It has never been moved to DVD and has not been shown on television in recent decades. It was a onetime collaboration between director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause) and screenwriter Budd Schulberg (On the Waterfront).
The night began with a showing of the 1958 movie, Plummer's second film in his movie career. He starred as Walt Murdock, a 19th-century Florida game warden who declares war on local bird poachers in the Everglades in the turn of the century in early Miami, Florida. Co-stars in the film include Burl Ives,