The Hannibal area's first Great River Film Festival, which was formerly named Mark Twain Nostalgic Film Festival and scheduled in Hannibal, has been renamed, rescheduled and relocated in Quincy, Ill.

The Hannibal area's first Great River Film Festival, which was formerly named Mark Twain Nostalgic Film Festival and scheduled in Hannibal, has been renamed, rescheduled and relocated in Quincy, Ill.

The three-day festival for the public will be from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, until Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Quality Inn and Suites, 201 S. Third St., Quincy, Ill.

Mike Marx, who heads the Hannibal group that organized the festival, explained it had been planned for 2018 but was delayed until 2019 and relocated in Quincy because of scheduling difficulties “beyond our control.”

Marx is planning it in cooperation with Holly Cain, executive director of the Quincy Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Marx reported Quincy people “have bent over backward for us to make it happen, and Holly has been really helpful and continues to be.” He added that in addition to the films shown at the Quality Inn in Quincy, “other things are planned that will not be there.”

Tickets will cost $20 each day or $45 for the weekend pass. They may be ordered by email at hannibalentertainmentgroup@gmail.co. Marx may be contacted at 217-242-2505 for details.

He said the people attending will see the nearly 20 celebrities, as well as viewing movies and TV programs that made them household names through the years.

One highlight of the festival will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to Terry Moore, Marx said. Moore was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Come Back, Little Sheba” in 1952. She also starred in movies including, “Mighty Joe Young,” and “Peyton Place.”

The festival will include a salute to Hannibal native the late Cliff Edwards, who did the voice of Jiminy Cricket in “Pinocchio.”

Some of the actors have been nominated for and/or won awards, such as Lynda Day George, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her role of Lisa Casey on “Mission Impossible.”

Patrick Wayne, John Wayne's son, is among the actors participating. He acted in his dad's final movies.

Also coming for the film festival are Kim Lankford, who portrayed Ginger Ward on “Knot's Landing,” singer, songwriter Roy Head, who recorded “Treat Her Right,” and Clu Gulager of “The Virginian” and “Tall Man,” who also played Billy the Kid.

Actors also include Lana Wood (Natalie Wood's sister), who portrayed Plenty O'Toole in the 1971 James Bond movie "Diamonds Are Forever," and appeared in more than 40 additional films and television roles; and Fred Williamson, “The Hammer,” former Oakland Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs football star who became an actor.

Additional celebrities will include Lisa Loring of "The Addams Family," Spencer Garrett, who had supporting roles in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Air Force One,” Patsy Ease of “Days of Our Lives,” and Chris Noel, star of beach party movies in the 1960s.

bev.darr@courierpost.com.