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Don’t Bother to Knock (TCF 1952, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark)

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Marilyn Monroe impresses as an unstable babysitter, Nell Forbes, who is hired to watch a child at a hotel suite. She meets Jed Towers (Richard Widmark), who has just been dumped in the lobby, and they get acquainted quickly while the child waits in another room. When the child interrupts their tryst, the creepy thriller begins to unfold as Forbes’s instability puts all those around her, especially the child, in danger. Each revelation adds a little bit more to the babysitter’s creepiness.

production details
USA | Twentieth Century Fox | 76 minutes | 1952

Director: Roy Baker
Producer: Julian Blaustein
Cinematography: Lucien Ballard
Editor: George A. Gittens
Music: Lionel Newman
Script: Daniel Taradash
Art Direction: Richard Irvine, Lyle Wheeler

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cast
Don Beddoe as Mr. Ballew
Robert Foulk as Doorman (uncredited)
Marilyn Monroe as Nell Forbes
Elisha Cook Jr. as Eddie Forbes
Richard Widmark as Jed Towers
Grace Hayle as Mrs. McMurdock (uncredited)
David McMahon as Uniformed Cop at End (uncredited)
Donna Corcoran as Bunny Jones
Anne Bancroft as Lyn Lesley
John Call as Bellboy (uncredited)
Willis Bouchey as Joe the Bartender
Harold Miller as Banquet Guest (uncredited)
Vic Perrin as Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Jeanne Cagney as Rochelle
Lurene Tuttle as Ruth Jones
Jim Backus as Peter Jones
Verna Felton as Mrs. Ballew
Emmett Vogan as Toastmaster (unconfirmed)
Harry Bartell as Bellboy (uncredited)
Gloria Blondell as Janie – Cafe Photographer (uncredited)
Dick Cogan as Bell Captain (uncredited)
Charles J. Conrad as Speaker (uncredited)
Tom Daly as Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Bess Flowers as Woman at Awards Dinner (uncredited)
Charles Flynn as Uniformed Cop at End (uncredited)
Marjorie Holliday as Phone Operator (uncredited)
Eda Reiss Merin as Maid (uncredited)
Michael Ross as Pat – Hotel Detective (uncredited)
Olan Soule as Bespectacled Desk Clerk (uncredited)


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