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Thumbnail for Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Basics Critics:57Viewers:64Rusty:76
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Psychological thrillerSub-Category: Thriller, Black-and-white, Psychological thriller, Film noir, Suspense, Mystery, DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 76 - 77 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Roy Ward BakerScreenwriter: Daniel TaradashMusic: Lionel NewmanCinematography: Lucien BallardStars: Verna Felton, Willis Bouchey, Jim Backus, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, Lurene Tuttle, Jeanne Cagney, Don Beddoe, Anne Bancroft, Elisha Cook, Jr., Donna CorcoranProducer: Julian BlausteinAward details: (details at IMDb)

Don't Bother to Knock is a 1952 American thriller film starring Richard Widmark and Marilyn Monroe, directed by Roy Ward Baker. The screenplay was written by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong, published in 1951. Monroe is featured as a disturbed babysitter watching a child at the same New York hotel where a pilot, played by Widmark, is staying. Her strange behavior makes him increasingly aware that she is the last person the parents should have entrusted with their daughter.

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