NOIR CITY 9: THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME / DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK
The price of admission gets you in for the double bill. At the insanely low price of $10! You'd be crazy to miss it!
THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME
(1947, RKO [Warner Bros.] 95 min. NOT ON DVD!)
Robert Young is brilliantly cast against type as a married man whose sex addiction leads to murder. Director Irving Pichel elicits superb, nuanced performances from Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, and Rita Johnson as the seduced and deceived women, all full-blooded characters in Jonathan Latimer's sharp-edged screenplay. Produced by Hitchcock protege Joan Harrison, it's one of the most unjustly obscure films of the 1940s.
DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK
(1952, 20th Century-Fox. 76 min.)
Marilyn Monroe gives the finest performance of her fledgling career as a mentally unbalanced babysitter (in sheer negligee!) hired by a couple visiting Manhattan. All hell breaks loose when she entices randy airline pilot Richard Widmark in for a layover. A claustrophic, unsettling drama scripted by Daniel Taradash, from the novel Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong. Featuring Anne Bancroft and Elisha Cook Jr. in supporting roles. Directed by Roy Ward Baker.
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