Marilyn Monroe in the movies

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View the most iconic photos of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe

The release of ‘My Week with Marilyn’ on November 25 2011 will again put the spotlight on an actress who was never short of attention during a short but sensational career as an actress in 1950s Hollywood. Here, we flick through the Time Out archives for some classic pictures of Marilyn Monroe on film. By David Jenkins and Anna Smith

5. Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)

This short, sharp psychodrama from 1952 was directed by British journeyman Roy Ward Baker, and it saw Monroe as the crazed babysitter hired by Richard Widmark and his wife Anne Bancroft. The film, which takes place almost entirely in a single New York hotel, is most notable for presenting Monroe’s range as an actor, showing that she had a sharp, subtle sting in the tail when it was required of her.

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Browse through our iconic Marilyn Monroe images

Ladies of the Chorus (1948) Asphalt Jungle (1950) All About Eve (1950) Monkey Business (1952) Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Clash By Night (1952) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1952) How to Marry a MIllionaire (1953) Niagara (1953) River of No Return (1954) The Seven Year Itch (1955) Bus Stop (1956) The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Some Like it Hot (1959) Let's Make Love (1960) The Misfits (1962) My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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