Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. According to Wiki, "A 'benefit world premiere' for the film, with United Nations officials and 'prominent members of the social and entertainment worlds' in attendance, was held on August 4, 1954 at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City, with proceeds going to the American-Korean Foundation."
Bosley Crowther's mixed review of the film in the New York Times on August 5th, 1954; listen to a little of ol' Bosley's nastiness towards the film itself:
"Mr. Hitchcock's film is not "significant." What it has to say about people and human nature is superficial and glib. But it does expose many facets of the loneliness of city life and it tacitly demonstrates the impulse of morbid curiosity. The purpose of it is sensation, and that it generally provides in the colorfulness of its detail and in the flood of menace toward the end."
Oh Boz, ya ol' coot. Anyway I've written so much about the movie in the past I didn't figure I had anything left in me when it occurred to me this might be fun: let's "Do Dump or Marry" the most prominent male neighbors...