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Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Don't Bother to Knock
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Richard Widmark Richard Widmark
Jed Towers
Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe
Nell Forbes
Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft
Lyn Lesley
Donna Corcoran Donna Corcoran
Bunny Jones
Jeanne Cagney Jeanne Cagney
Rochelle
Lurene Tuttle Lurene Tuttle
Ruth Jones
Elisha Cook Jr. Elisha Cook Jr.
Eddie Forbes
Jim Backus Jim Backus
Peter Jones


Written by
Daniel Taradash Daniel Taradash
(screenplay)
Charlotte Armstrong Charlotte Armstrong
(novel Mischief)


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One of Marilyn

10 years, 2 months ago at Jun 1 11:24
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A stunning early role from Marilyn as a confused and damaged woman (not too far from the truth) it proves what a good actress she actually was capable of being although rarely had the full opportunity to realise. Touching and memorable.

Don't Bother to Knock

6 years, 1 month ago at Jul 9 9:50
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It could be very easy to say that Don’t Bother to Knock was a piece of autobiography about Marilyn Monroe before anyone quite knew how doomed and tragic she really was. But that would be a retroactive and shoddy viewing of the film. Don’t Bother to Knock is a taunt psychological drama with a knockout central performance by Monroe.

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An airline pilot, dumped by his girlfriend, pursues a baby-sitter in his hotel...and gradually realizes she's dangerous.
Release date: 1 August 1952
UPC: 024543035046
Tags: 1952 (3), Drama (3), 1950s (2), Film Noir (2), Thriller (2), Trauma (2), Plane Crash (2), Cult (1), DSK (1)
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"DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCKReleased: 18 July 1952 (76 minutes)Directed by: Roy Ward Baker Written by: Daniel Taradash, Charlotte Armstrong ROLE: NELL FORBESHOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4 TOTAL: 7 (+)"


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