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    6 PM (98 mins)
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Knock on Any Door

35mm Archival Print

featuring

Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, Allene Roberts, Susan Perry,

Humphrey Bogart chose Ray to direct his first foray into independent production (Santana Productions, housed at Columbia). For Bogey, this story of a child of the slums (John Derek) who becomes a petty criminal, causes the suicide of his young bride, and is accused of murdering a cop surely harked back to the thirties, the heyday of the socially conscious gangster film. In Ray's hands, however, despite its flashback format, the film looks forward—to the fifties, when guilt and innocence may not be what they seem, and to be conscious at all is to be a rebel.

Judy Bloch
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Daniel Taradash
  • John Monks, Jr.
Based On
  • a novel by Willard Motley

Cinematographer
  • Burnett Guffey
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 98 mins
Source
  • Sony Pictures
CINEFILES

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The cinema is Nicholas Ray (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, James Quandt, 2003

Knock on any door (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, James Quandt, 1999

The films of Nicholas Ray (program note), Pacific Film Archive, 1973

Knock on any door (review), Variety, Brog., 1949

Films of Nicholas Ray (program note)

[Nicholas Ray films] (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group

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