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Michael Witt <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 6 Mar 2009 19:31:17 +0000
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Roy Ward Baker event

To inaugurate his appointment as Honorary Visiting Professor of Film, the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures (CRFAC) at Roehampton University is delighted to welcome Roy Ward Baker to a screening and discussion of his 1952 film DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK, starring Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark and Ann Bancroft.

Date: Wednesday 25 March 2009
Drinks reception: 5.00pm
Film screening: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (5.45pm)
Venue: Crucible Lecture Theatre (Duchesne Du.001), Duchesne Building, Digby Stuart College, Roehampton University, London

Roy Ward Baker is a British film director of considerable distinction whose career in film and television spans more than 50 years. Born in Hornsey in 1916, he began his career as a production runner at Gainsborough Islington Studios in 1934. After spending 1943-1946 in the Army Kinematograph Service directing documentary and training films, he went on to direct 32 films, including The October Man (1946), Don't Bother to Knock (1952), Inferno (1953), A Night to Remember (1958), Flame In the Streets (1961), Quatermass and the Pit (1967), Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971), and more than 100 one hour television dramas for seminal series such as The Saint, The Avengers, and Minder.

This event is free; however, booking is essential as numbers are limited. Please email Paul Sutton ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) to confirm your attendance.

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