Marilyn Monroe & mental illness: Don’t Bother to Knock (1952).

A film unjustly lampooned by the critics, Don’t Bother to Knock, was shaped by Marilyn Monroe’s struggles with mental illness and her drive to be known for more than just her beauty.

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Marilyn Monroe as Nell Forbes in DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952).
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Starting off delicate: Marilyn Monroe as Nell Forbes in DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK.
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Nell conflating Jed Towers (Richard Widmark) with her long lost lover in DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK.
Natasha Lytess on Marilyn Monroe (1962).
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Anne Bancroft as Lyn Lesley in DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK.
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Marilyn as Nell Forbes in her struggle with mental illness that reaches a bleak conclusion in DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK.
DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952) trailer.
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