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Hollywood Does Deadwood

1/26/2006
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DEADWOOD, S.D. – Deadwood’s Adams Museum will showcase two classic films shot in the Lead-Deadwood area on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 5:15 p.m. in the museum’s Pioneer Room. This mini-film festival will feature “Beast from Haunted Cave” and “Ski Troup Attack.” The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. Each film is approximately one hour in length and both feature the under-wrought drama and overacting beloved by generations of audiences. Director Monte Hellman’s “Beast from Haunted Cave” (1960) stars Michael Forest, Sheila Carol and Frank Wolff. The film uniquely combines the crime, thriller and horror genres to create a plot all its own. Following a heist, a team of gold thieves take two hostages and hide out at a ski resort only miles from the lair of a giant, cobwebby monster. The ensuing action is set against the rich natural beauty of the Northern Black Hills. “Ski Troup Attack” (circa 1959) also features the acting talents of Michael Forest and Sheila Carol, this time accompanied and directed by Roger Corman. The film takes place during World War II, at the onset of the famed Battle of the Bulge when five U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines, in danger and on skis. The film integrates actual World War II footage, features South Dakota high school ski teams as extras, and was filmed just outside Deadwood. Preservation Thursday is sponsored by: the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort, Deadwood Gulch Resort & Gaming, Gold Dust/Holiday Inn Express and Midnight Star. The Adams Museum is located at 54 Sherman St. For more information, call 605.578.3724. -30- The Adams Museum & House, Inc. is a non-profit educational complex dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history and material culture of Deadwood and the Black Hills. www.AdamsMuseumAndHouse.org