Film Series: Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft.
Marilyn Monroe is often summed up with her measurements, her breathy voice and swivel hips. She always had more to offer, for those who could see past her more obvious attributes – and she works out all her actress muscles in this film from relatively early in her short career. Richard Widmark and Anne Bancroft play off each other beautifully, but the screen belongs to Marilyn as the hotel babysitter who’s losing touch with reality. 76 minutes. Unrated.
SEX, LIES AND CELLULOID: OLD HOLLYWOOD, BAD ROMANCE: FILM SERIES
Love may go wrong; lovers may come and go – but what happens on the silver screen is forever. In contrast to February’s indulgent nod at the eternally mushy, gushy side of love, check out four films that highlight Cupid’s dark side. As always, we’ll have a selection of related books and movies to check out, an excellent handout on each film and we’ll also have an anti-aphrodisiacal food tasting before each film – just to get you in the mood