Don't Bother to Knock
Don't Bother to Knock ★★½ 1952
As a mentally unstable hotel babysitter, Monroe meets a pilot (Widmark) and has a brief rendezvous with him. When the little girl she is babysitting interrupts, Monroe is furious, and later tries to murder the girl. This is one of Monroe's best dramatic roles. Bancroft's film debut as the Widmark's girlfriend. 76m/B VHS, DVD . Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Elisha Cook Jr., Jim Backus, Lurene Tuttle, Jeanne Cagney, Donna Corcoran; D: Roy Ward Baker; W: Daniel Taradash; C: Lucien Ballard; M: Lionel Newman.