Don't Bother To Knock

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Psychological Thrillers

Brief Synopsis: "Jed, an airline pilot, (Widmark) is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell (Monroe), a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he realises that the woman is not as stable as perhaps she should be. A unique thriller featuring a rare dramatic performance from Monroe, illustrating a broader range than most people might expect.."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1952: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Richard Widmark (Jed Towers)
  • Marilyn Monroe (Nell Forbes)
  • Anne Bancroft (Lyn Lesley)
  • Donna Corcoran (Bunny Jones)
  • Jeanne Cagney (Rochelle)
  • Lurene Tuttle (Ruth Jones)
  • Elisha Cook Jr. (Eddie Forbes)
  • Jim Backus (Peter Jones)
  • Verna Felton (Mrs. Ballew)
  • Willis Bouchey (Joe the Bartender)
  • Don Beddoe (Mr. Ballew)
  • Emmett Vogan (the toastmaster)
  • Harry Bartell (the bellboy)
  • Gloria Blondell (Janie the cafĂ© photographer)
  • Harry Bartell (a bellboy)
  • John Call (a bellboy)
  • Dick Cogan (the bell captain)
  • Charles J. Conrad (Speaker)
  • Tom Daly (a man in the elevator)
  • Elizabeth Flournoy ()
  • Charles Flynn (uniformed cop at end)
  • Robert Foulk (the doorman)
  • Grace Hayle (Mrs. McMurdock)
  • Marjorie Holliday (the phone operator)
  • David McMahon ()
  • David McMahon (uniformed cop at end)
  • Eda Reiss Merin (a maid)
  • Harold Miller (a banquet guest)
  • Vic Perrin (an elevator operator)
  • Vic Perrin (Pat the hotel detective)
  • Olan Soule (the bespectacled desk clerk)
  • Roy Ward Baker (Director)