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Michael Witt <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 20 Mar 2009 14:20:12 +0000
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Wednesday 25 March 2009, 5.00pm

A reminder that eminent film director Roy Ward Baker will be discussing his 1952 film Don't Bother to Knock, starring Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark and Ann Bancroft, at Roehampton University, London, next Wednesday 25 March 2009 at 5.00pm.

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.

There will be a drinks reception at 5.00pm, followed by a screening of the film at 5.45 in the Crucible Lecture Theatre (Duchesne Du.001), Digby Stuart College, Roehampton University, London.

This event is free, but booking is essential as numbers are limited. Please email Paul Sutton ([log in to unmask]) to confirm your attendance.

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