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Don't Bother to Knock

"… a wicked sensation as the lonely girl in room 809!"

1952-07-18 Drama 1hr 16m

Jed, an airline pilot, is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell, a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he realises that the woman is not as stable as perhaps she should be.

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Storyline

Jed, an airline pilot, is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell, a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he realises that the woman is not as stable as perhaps she should be.

  • Released
    1952-07-18
  • Revenue
    n/a
  • Budget
    n/a
  • Runtime
    1hr 16m
  • Genre
    Drama, Thriller
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    6.9
  • Production
    20th Century Fox

Crew

Roy Ward Baker
Director
Daniel Taradash
Screenplay
Julian Blaustein
Producer

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Cast

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Nell Forbes
Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft

Lyn Lesley
Donna Corcoran

Donna Corcoran

Bunny Jones
Lurene Tuttle

Lurene Tuttle

Ruth Jones
Elisha Cook Jr.

Elisha Cook Jr.

Eddie Forbes
Jim Backus

Jim Backus

Peter Jones
Verna Felton

Verna Felton

Mrs. Ballew
Willis Bouchey

Willis Bouchey

Joe the Bartender
Don Beddoe

Don Beddoe

Mr. Ballew
Harry Bartell

Harry Bartell

Bellboy (uncredited)
Gloria Blondell

Gloria Blondell

Janie - Cafe Photographer (uncredited)
John Call

John Call

Bellboy (uncredited)
Dick Cogan

Dick Cogan

Bell Captain (uncredited)
Charles J. Conrad

Charles J. Conrad

Speaker (uncredited)
Tom Daly

Tom Daly

Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy

Elizabeth Flournoy

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Bess Flowers

Bess Flowers

Woman at Awards Dinner (uncredited)
Charles Flynn

Charles Flynn

Uniformed Cop at End (uncredited)
Robert Foulk

Robert Foulk

Doorman (uncredited)
Grace Hayle

Grace Hayle

Mrs. McMurdock (uncredited)
Marjorie Holliday

Marjorie Holliday

Phone Operator (uncredited)
David McMahon

David McMahon

Uniformed Cop at End (uncredited)
Eda Reiss Merin

Eda Reiss Merin

Maid (uncredited)
Harold Miller

Harold Miller

Banquet Guest (uncredited)
Vic Perrin

Vic Perrin

Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Michael Ross

Michael Ross

Pat - Hotel Detective (uncredited)
Olan Soule

Olan Soule

Bespectacled Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan

Brick Sullivan

Doorman (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan

Emmett Vogan

Toastmaster (uncredited)

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Movie Reviews

Reviews for Don't Bother to Knock
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A Review by talisencrw 8

Written by talisencrw on 2016-09-22

Just a couple of years back, I picked up this mammoth 17-film DVD collection of Marilyn Monroe's films for a really good price, only to find... read more

Just a couple of years back, I picked up this mammoth 17-film DVD collection of Marilyn Monroe's films for a really good price, only to find that the ridiculous way the discs were placed in the digipack basically ruined them, and after watching the movies the best that I could, I reluctantly had to part with it, hoping the set would soon be released at a decent price on the more resilient blu (as you can tell, I'm old-school and low-fi, but I'm hoping to quickly remedy this problem!). As you can tell by any of my prior reviews of Richard Widmark's films, I'm a huge fan of his, and he's easily one of my favourite and most entertaining and watchable actors of the period. As well, Roy Ward Baker is one of the most underrated directors of the period--his entry in The Criterion Collection, 'A Night to Remember', is easily the best telling of the 'Titanic' tragedy. Thus simply on the basis of those three alone, I heartily recommend the film to any adventurous cinephiles of this era.

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A Review by CatEllington

Written by CatEllington on 2017-02-25

Nell Forbes was by far the darkest and most volatile character Marilyn Monroe had ever portrayed in her entire career. Written by Daniel ... read more

Nell Forbes was by far the darkest and most volatile character Marilyn Monroe had ever portrayed in her entire career. Written by Daniel Taradash and directed by Roy Ward Baker, Don't Bother To Knock - a chilling and uncommonly masterful film noir thriller - gives its viewers an up-close glimpse into the crevices of a deeply disturbed human soul. Need a babysitter ... anyone? Yet another five star oeuvre, Don't Bother To Knock is an effort of prodigious degree in classic cinema.

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A Review by talisencrw

Just a couple of years back, I picked up this mammoth 17-film DVD collection of Marilyn Monroe's films for a really good price, only to find that the ridiculous way the discs were placed in the digipack basically ruined them, and after watc...

reviewer avatar

A Review by talisencrw 8

Written by talisencrw on 2016-09-22

Just a couple of years back, I picked up this mammoth 17-film DVD collection of Marilyn Monroe's films for a really good price, only to find that the ridiculous way the discs were placed in the digipa...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by CatEllington

Written by CatEllington on 2017-02-25

Nell Forbes was by far the darkest and most volatile character Marilyn Monroe had ever portrayed in her entire career. Written by Daniel Taradash and directed by Roy Ward Baker, Don't Bother To Kno...

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