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

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 18, 1952
DVD Release Date: May 14, 2002
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wacko psychological thriller.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Christopher Null

Fairly satisfying

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Monroe goes borderline-psycho in an enjoyable thriller

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Stella Dallas
this probably is monroe's best performance, playing an unstable character very close to the edge and she is genuinely scary. richard widmark gives great… More
Jennifer D
Whoa. Marilyn Monroe freaked me out!! I didn't even know she could act! Hah! I'm impressed there was acting and I did like the story especially for… More
Aj V
Monroe's best performance if you ask me, and Widmark gives a great performance as well along with her. The story is great it's dramatic and exciting.… More
jay nixon
interesting early marilyn, richard widmark is always good. anne bancroft's first movie
Conner Rainwater
I think this movie is best experienced if you don't know it's a thriller at all. The slow progression of madness that takes over Marilyn Monroe is… More

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