Don't Bother to Knock
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Sex symbol Marilyn Monroe went dramatic in 1952's Don't Bother to Knock. Monroe plays Nell Forbes, a beautiful but suicidal young woman, recently released from a mental institution. She doesn't mention this on her resumé when she takes a baby-sitting job in a posh hotel. Jed Towers (Richard Widmark), a hotel guest, tries to make time with Nell after his own girlfriend, played by Anne Bancroft, has told him to take a hike. As Nell and Jed neck on the couch, the little girl whom Nell is tending (Donna Corcoran) surprises the spooning couple. This drives the psychotic Nell over the… More
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"Wacko psychological thriller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Drama realizado para provar que Monroe era boa atriz, é até bem sucedido em certo grau, pois ela desempenha razoavelmente bem seu papel. O problema é que o roteiro não desenvolve muito a história, que parece ter sido escrita para teatro."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A snappy little 76-minute, black-and-white item, this film noir dared to look at the dark side of Monroe's giggly sex appeal."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Fairly satisfying"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Monroe goes borderline-psycho in an enjoyable thriller"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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