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Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  August 1952 (USA)
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An airline pilot, dumped by his girlfriend, pursues a baby-sitter in his hotel...and gradually realizes she's dangerous.

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(as Roy Baker)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jed Towers
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Lyn Lesley
Donna Corcoran ...
Bunny Jones
Jeanne Cagney ...
Rochelle
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Ruth Jones
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Eddie Forbes
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Peter Jones
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Mrs. Ballew
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Joe the Bartender (as Willis B. Bouchey)
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Mr. Ballew
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmett Vogan ...
Toastmaster (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Airline pilot Jed stays at the New York hotel where girlfriend Lyn is a singer. He sees Nell in a window opposite his and they get chummy. When the girl she's baby-sitting, Bunny, enters Nell goes crazy and sends her to her room. She fantasizes that Jed is her long lost fiance. Jed comes to realize that Nell is more than a little whacko. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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SHE'S DYNAMITE! It Opens the Door on the Screen's Most Exciting New Personality---MARILYN MONROE See more »


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August 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mischief  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Donna Corcoran is the only member of the cast still alive today. See more »

Goofs

When Lyn and Jed get photographed in the bar by the camera lady, she snaps only one picture of them. When she brings the novelty items (handkerchief, matchbook, ashtray, and postcard) to their booth minutes later, the handkerchief shows a slightly different pose than the others. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

A Journey to a Star
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Played by The Rounders
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Marilyn's best performance.
20 November 2001 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

A hotel guest flirts with a beautiful woman after a breakup from his girlfriend. He is seduced by the woman while she is babysitting. The child wakes up and terrorizes the child and the guest. The moral to this movie is never judge a book by its cover. Marilyn Monroe give her best acting performance in the whole movie and makes you understand her character emotions through the story. Very rare to find a movie with this type of acting even today.


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