Knock on Any Door | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1949

Film - Feature | January 21 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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