Cinema: Something for the Boys

The new movie had to buck Manhattan's hottest July on record, a barrage of bad reviews, the Democratic convention on radio & TV. and the summer box-office slump. But Don't Bother to Knock (20th Century-Fox), reported Variety, reaped a "sock $26,000" its first week, then kept on "holding in fine fashion."

The large, enthusiastic audiences, observed a ticket-taker, are "mostly men, ten, to one. maybe. And I guess there's a few old ladies who come to get shocked." What the audience sees is a turgid little melodrama about a blonde, paranoiac babysitter. Dripping with...

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