Screen star George Montgomery’s 1959 film "King of the Wild Stallions" will be shown his Sunday at Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus, a school spokesman said Wednesday.
The school earlier this week announced plans to screen Montgomery's 1941 film "Riders of the Purple Sage," but the change is necessary due to distribution rights and availability, Mike Singer of Cal State said Feb. 20 in a phone interview.
"King of the Wild Stallions" will be shown at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the campus' Indian Wells Theater. Admission is $5 cash at the door and includes parking, Singer said.
A statue of Montgomery, already on display in the Indian Wells Theater lobby, is on loan from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Montgomery, born in 1916 and the youngest of 15 children, was best known as an actor in Western feature films and television, Singer said. He was also a painter, sculptor, furniture craftsman and stuntman.
His sculpture of his former wife, Dinah Shore, and their children is at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Singer said.
Montgomery's private life made headlines in 1963, when his housekeeper was charged with trying to kill him, Singer said.
"After a career that included more than 80 feature films, Montgomery retired in 1972, making only two more minor appearances in film until his death in 2000 at his home in Rancho Mirage at age 84," Singer said.
The Indian Wells Theater is at 37500 Cook St., Palm Desert. For more info about Cal State's Palm Desert Campus, visit http://pdc.csusb.edu.