#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Jed, an airline pilot, is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell, 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.
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Nell Forbes was by far the darkest and most volatile character Marilyn Monroe had ever portrayed in her entire career.
Written by Daniel Taradash and directed by Roy Ward Baker, Don’t Bother To Knock – a chilling and uncommonly masterful film noir thriller – gives its viewers an up-close glimpse into the crevices of a deeply disturbed human soul.
Need a babysitter … anyone?
Yet another five star oeuvre, Don’t Bother To Knock is an effort of prodigious degree in classic cinema.
Just a couple of years back, I picked up this mammoth 17-film DVD collection of Marilyn Monroe’s films for a really good price, only to find that the ridiculous way the discs were placed in the digipack basically ruined them, and after watching the movies the best that I could, I reluctantly had to part with it, hoping the set would soon be released at a decent price on the more resilient blu (as you can tell, I’m old-school and low-fi, but I’m hoping to quickly remedy this problem!).
As you can tell by any of my prior reviews of Richard Widmark’s films, I’m a huge fan of his, and he’s easily one of my favourite and most entertaining and watchable actors of the period. As well, Roy Ward Baker is one of the most underrated directors of the period–his entry in The Criterion Collection, ‘A Night to Remember’, is easily the best telling of the ‘Titanic’ tragedy. Thus simply on the basis of those three alone, I heartily recommend the film to any adventurous cinephiles of this era.
Marilyn Monroe in 1952
1952 was just before Marilyn became Marilyn and 10 short years before her death. Look at her character here and look at her performance. She plays a psychopath. brilliantly. Look into her eyes and tell me if she’s not totally there. Dangerous and tender. Thorough and insane. I know I had seen this film before but the truth is I didn’t remember. Another plus is an early glimpse at the wonderful Anne Bancroft, billed above Marilyn here. For film buffs this movie is a total must.
Not A Good Vehicle For Monroe
“Don’t bother to watch this film” would be better advice, if you like Marilyn Monroe in her other roles. This was a huge disappointment considering the great cast, not just Marilyn.
The story was just nothing, certainly nothing like described on the VHS box, of course. There simply was no suspense, precious little excitement and too many dull spots, most of them trying to show why “Nellie” (Monroe) was so messed up. This was not a good role for Monroe, even though I didn’t need to see this character to know she could act. “Some Like It Hot” alone was good enough evidence for me. But this role just didn’t fit her and it’s no surprise it wasn’t one of her more popular films.
It’s also too bad a film had the waste of the talents of actors like Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft, Elisha Cook Jr., Jeanne Cagney, Donna Cocoran and others.
Summary: it’s not entertaining and entertainment is the name of the game.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 16 min (76 min)
Genre Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Director Roy Ward Baker
Writer Daniel Taradash, Charlotte Armstrong
Actors Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK
Film Length 2,075 m (Italy), 2,086 m (8 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm