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Knock on Wood(1954)

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Brief Synopsis

Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and jealous. His fiancée Audrey leaves him and Jerry smashes his two dolls, Clarence and Terrence. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans to the top secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to use Morgan's dolls as a mailbox and hides the secret plan in the heads of the dolls. Another secret spy ring also wants to get their hands on Jerry's luggage and they *also* follow him. Eventually, Jerry is chased by both these organizations as well as the police, who suspects him of murder.

Cast & Crew

Norman Panama Director
Melvin Frank Director
Danny Kaye Jerry Morgan
Mai Zetterling Dr. Ilse Nordstrom
Torin Thatcher Godfrey Langston
David Burns Marty Brown
Leon Askin Lazlo Gromek
Abner Biberman Maurice Papinek
Gavin Gordon Car salesman
Otto Waldis Brodnik
Steven Geray Dr. Kreuger
Diana Adams Princess, ballerina
Patricia Denise Mama Morgan
Virginia Huston Audrey Wood

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 6 Apr 1954; New York opening: 14 Apr 1954
Release Date:  1954 Production Date:  [1.85:1]
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Recording) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp., Dena Productions
Duration(mins):  103 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Knock on Wood (1954)

    Mr. Blandings 2014-09-24

    I bought this DVD on the strength of the amazing Court Jester, which was made two years later by the same pair of producers, screenwriters, and directors.... MORE>

  • Knock On Wood - Danny Kaye

    Joe Morgan 2012-12-31

    TCM has shown almost every other Danny Kaye film made, why not this one? You appear to have it in your library. Ths is one of his funniest!! MORE>


    Bernard Kuszak 2010-07-08

    If you haven't seen this movie you should buy it sight unseen because it is a great Kaye movie. I rank it right up there with "The Court... MORE>