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Mirrors #15

Marilyn Monroe as the troubled broken Nell in one of her best performances in Don’t Bother to Knock. As with so many broken characters in cinema, Nell is drawn – irresistibly – to the mirror. Not for vanity. But to … Continue reading

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20 most surprising female performances (Part 2)

Here is Part 1 of the series, great conversation going on in the comments. Join in! HEDY LAMARR, Comrade X Hedy Lamarr, is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful women in the history of cinema. Cameramen fell all … Continue reading

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Don’t Bother to Knock (1952); Director: Roy Ward Baker

Yesterday, June 1, was Marilyn Monroe’s birthday. Here is a look at an under-rated performance, that of the babysitter in “Don’t Bother to Knock”, co-starring Richard Widmark. “I rather think that had she endured, had she come ten years later, … Continue reading

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Don’t Bother To Knock (1952); Dir. Roy Baker

“I rather think that had she endured, had she come ten years later, maybe it would have been different. But at that time – I mean, she came in at the height of the Hollywood system – and she was … Continue reading

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“Why Must Women Have To Be So Normal?”

The wonderful Kim Morgan has a piece up about Don’t Bother to Knock with Marilyn Monroe and Richard Widmark (rest in peace). I remember Alex telling me I HAD to see this movie, somehow I had missed it, although I … Continue reading

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