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Midnight Movie: Don't Bother to Knock


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Starring Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe and Anne Bancroft

An unusual drama set in a New York hotel during the course of one evening when an airline pilot meets a lonely, impulsive baby-sitter.


Director: Roy Baker
Producer: Julian Blaustein
Screenplay: Daniel Taradash
Based on a novel by: Charlotte Armstrong
Jed Towers: Richard Widmark
Nell: Marilyn Monroe
Lyn Leslie: Anne Bancroft
Bunny: Donna Corcoran
Rochelle: Jeanne Cagney
Mrs. Ruth Jones: Lurene Tuttle
Eddie: Elisha Cook Jr.
Peter Jones: Jim Backus
Mrs. Ballew: Verna Felton
Bartender: Willis B. Bouchey
Mr. Ballew: Don Beddoe

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