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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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Jed Towers: Are you alright?
Ruth Jones: Yes.


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


[first lines]
Mrs. Emma Ballew: After all, we guests who live here from year to year, we deserve a little consideration, too.


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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.
This was Anne Bancroft's first film. It was also Marilyn Monroe's 18th film and an attempt to prove to critics that she could act.
The title credits music is re-used from Panic in the Streets.
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