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Don't Bother to Knock (1952) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Roy Ward Baker and produced by Julian Blaustein.

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Classic Films in Focus: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 14, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Marilyn Monroe is best remembered today for her work in musical comedies like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Some Like It Hot (1959), but the blonde bombshell appeared in darker films, as well, among them the 1952 psychological thriller, Don't Bother to Knock, in which Monroe plays a mentally d... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 14, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Marilyn Monroe is best remembered today for her work in musical comedies like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Some Like It Hot (1959), but the blonde bombshell appeared in darker films, as well, among them the 1952 psychological thriller, Don't Bother to Knock, in which Monroe plays a mentally d... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 14, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Marilyn Monroe is best remembered today for her work in musical comedies like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Some Like It Hot (1959), but the blonde bombshell appeared in darker films, as well, among them the 1952 psychological thriller, Don't Bother to Knock, in which Monroe plays a mentally d... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rochelle: I'm frightened! I think something's happened!


Jed Towers: Are you the girl in 809?
Nell Forbes: Why, yes. Who's this?
Jed Towers: I'm the guy in 821. Across the court. Can I ask you a question?
Nell Forbes: I don't know. I suppose so. Are you sure you want me?
Jed Towers: Yeah. You're the one I want, alright. Are you doing anything you couldn't be doing better with somebody else?
Nell Forbes: I guess I'll have to hang up!
Jed Towers: Why? You cant get hurt on the telephone.
Nell Forbes: Who are you?
Jed Towers: I told you. The man across the way. A lonely soul.
Nell Forbes: You sound peculiar.
Jed Towers: I'm not peculiar. I'm just frustrated. I got a bottle of rye. And as I waas saying, what are you doing?
Nell Forbes: What's your name?
Jed Towers: Billy.
Nell Forbes: Oh...
Jed Towers: What's the matter? Don't you like Billy?


Lyn Lesley: I'm not angry; I'm just furious.


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Facts about

In the novel on which the movie is based Nell's surname is 'Munro'. This was changed to Forbes when Marilyn Monroe was cast in the role.
Donna Corcoran is the only member of the cast still alive today.
The events in the film take place in real-time.
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Also directed by Roy Ward Baker




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