Don't Bother To Knock


Jed, an airline pilot, (Widmark) is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell (Monroe), 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. A unique thriller featuring a rare dramatic performance from Monroe, illustrating a broader range than most people might expect..

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  1. Roy Ward Baker


  2. Charlotte Armstrong


  3. Daniel Taradash


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  1. Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark

    Jed Towers

  2. Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe

    Nell Forbes

  3. Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft

    Lyn Lesley

  4. Donna Corcoran

    Donna Corcoran

    Bunny Jones

  5. Jeanne Cagney

    Jeanne Cagney


  6. Lurene Tuttle

    Lurene Tuttle

    Ruth Jones

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 16m

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  • July 18, 1952



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A review by talisencrw

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 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 easil... read the rest.

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