Don’t Bother To Knock

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 11:30 AM;
MONDAY, AUGUST 13 7 PM;
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 9 PM.

“Unusually seedy and small-scale for a Fox picture of 1952, this black-and-white thriller is set over one evening exclusively inside a middle-class urban hotel and the adjoining bar. The bar’s singer (Anne Bancroft in her screen debut) breaks up with her sour pilot boyfriend (Richard Widmark), a hotel guest. He responds by flirting with a woman (Marilyn Monroe) in another room who’s babysitting a little girl, but the babysitter turns out to be psychotic and potentially dangerous…” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader)

1952 Roy Baker 1.33:1 B&W DCP 76 min.