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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

Nell Forbes: You look so different in those clothes.
Eddie Forbes: I'm different all the time.


Jed Towers: I said: "look, I believe in a drink, a kiss or a laugh now and then". And that's the way it would be. "Fine" she said, I can hear her saying it now. "Fine, I like to laugh".
Lyn Lesley: I still like to laugh. But not at myself. I just don't want any of it any more. Life's too long.
Jed Towers: Alright, I'll send you a valentine. What do you want? Hearts and flowers? Forever and ever? Love?
Lyn Lesley: Don't be afraid to say it. It's not a dirty word.


Jed Towers: The female race is always cheesing up my life!


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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.
The events in the film take place in real-time.
Donna Corcoran is the only member of the cast still alive today.
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Also directed by Roy Ward Baker




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