Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

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A suburban American couple come up to the big city for the annual company banquet. The hotel liftman recommends his niece, Nell, as a babysitter for their daughter. Nell is mentally unstable, and dresses up in Mrs Jones's clothes and jewellery, and mistakes Jed, an airline pilot, whom she sees from her window, for her dead airman fiancé. She invites him over, and becomes more homicidal and disturbed by the presence of the child, whom she tries to harm, although her uncle intervenes.

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