Don't Bother to Knock

Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

… a wicked sensation as the lonely girl in room 809!

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1952-07-18
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 140 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 16min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Roy Ward Baker
star 6.6/10
From 140 Ratings


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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  • Richard Widmark

    as Jed Towers
  • Marilyn Monroe

    as Nell Forbes
  • Anne Bancroft

    as Lyn Lesley
  • Donna Corcoran

    as Bunny Jones
  • Jeanne Cagney

    as Rochelle
  • Lurene Tuttle

    as Ruth Jones
  • Elisha Cook Jr.

    as Eddie Forbes
  • Jim Backus

    as Peter Jones
  • Verna Felton

    as Mrs. Ballew
  • Willis Bouchey

    as Joe the Bartender
  • Don Beddoe

    as Mr. Ballew
  • Harry Bartell

    as Bellboy (uncredited)
  • Gloria Blondell

    as Janie - Cafe Photographer (uncredited)
  • John Call

    as Bellboy (uncredited)
  • Dick Cogan

    as Bell Captain (uncredited)
  • Charles J. Conrad

    as Speaker (uncredited)
  • Tom Daly

    as Man in Elevator (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Flournoy

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Bess Flowers

    as Woman at Awards Dinner (uncredited)
  • Charles Flynn

    as Uniformed Cop at End (uncredited)
  • Robert Foulk

    as Doorman (uncredited)
  • Grace Hayle

    as Mrs. McMurdock (uncredited)
  • Marjorie Holliday

    as Phone Operator (uncredited)
  • David McMahon

    as Uniformed Cop at End (uncredited)
  • Eda Reiss Merin

    as Maid (uncredited)
  • Harold Miller

    as Banquet Guest (uncredited)
  • Vic Perrin

    as Elevator Operator (uncredited)
  • Michael Ross

    as Pat - Hotel Detective (uncredited)
  • Olan Soule

    as Bespectacled Desk Clerk (uncredited)
  • Brick Sullivan

    as Doorman (uncredited)
  • Emmett Vogan

    as Toastmaster (uncredited)
  • Harry Denny

  • Harry Evans

  • Tom Ferrandini

  • Kay Garrett

  • Carl M. Leviness

  • Hans Moebus

  • Monty O'Grady

  • Foster H. Phinney

  • Paul Ravel

Directing Roy Ward Baker Director
Writing Daniel Taradash Screenplay
Writing Charlotte Armstrong Novel
Editing George A. Gittens Editor
Production Julian Blaustein Producer
Camera Lucien Ballard Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Travilla Costume Design
Sound Bernard Mayers Orchestrator
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Harry M. Leonard Sound
Sound Lionel Newman Music Supervisor
Sound Bernard Freericks Sound
Costume & Make-Up Charles LeMaire Wardrobe Designer
Art Richard Irvine Art Direction
Art Paul S. Fox Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Sound Earle Hagen Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Esperanza Corona Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Frank Prehoda Makeup Artist
Production Max Golden Production Manager
Production Charles Hall Unit Production Manager
Directing Eli Dunn Assistant Director
Directing Erich von Stroheim Jr. Assistant Director
Visual Effects Ray Kellogg Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Charles LeMaire Wardrobe Master
Directing Leslie Jones Script Supervisor
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Music Consultant