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Knock on Wood (film)

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Genre  Comedy
Music director  Sylvia Fine
Country  United States
6.9/10 IMDb

Initial DVD release  September 28, 2010
Language  English
Knock on Wood (film) movie poster
Director  Melvin Frank Norman Panama
Release date  April 14, 1954 (1954-04-14)
Writer  Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Directors  Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Cast  Danny Kaye (Jerry Morgan / Papa Morgan / Clarence), Mai Zetterling (Dr. Ilse Nordstrom), Torin Thatcher (Godfrey Langston), David Burns (Marty Brown), Leon Askin (Laslo Gromeck)
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Tagline  The No. 1 Song-and-Dance Clown at his best!

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Knock on Wood is a 1954 comedy starring Danny Kaye and Mai Zetterling. Other actors in the film include Torin Thatcher, David Burns, and Leon Askin. The film was written and directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, with songs by Kaye's wife, Sylvia Fine.


Knock on Wood (film) movie scenes

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Jerry Morgan (Kaye) is a ventriloquist who is having trouble with love: just when his relationship with a woman gets around to marriage, his dummy turns jealous and spoils everything. Jerry's manager Marty threatens to quit unless Jerry sees a psychiatrist, Ilse Nordstrom (Zetterling), who tries to discover the source of his problem. The two of them eventually fall in love.

At the same time, Jerry becomes unwittingly intertwined with spies and has to run from the police. In his escape, he finds himself impersonating a British car salesman, trying to demonstrate a new convertible with loads of bells and whistles. Later on, he finds himself on stage in the middle of the performance of an exotic ballet.


  • Danny Kaye as Jerry Morgan/Jerry's father
  • Mai Zetterling as Doctor Ilse Nordstrom
  • Torin Thatcher as Godfrey Langston, the film's villain
  • David Burns as Marty Brown, Jerry's manager
  • Leon Askin as Lazlo Gromek, a spy
  • Abner Biberman as Maurice Papinek, a spy
  • Otto Waldis as Brodnik, a spy
  • Gavin Gordon as Car Salesman
  • Steven Geray as Doctor Krüger
  • Diana Adams as Princess Maya
  • Patricia Denise as Jerry's Mother
  • Virginia Huston as Audrey Greene
  • Paul England as Chief Inspector Wilton
  • Johnstone White as Langstons Secretary
  • Henry Brandon as Man with a Trenchcoat
  • Lewis Martin as Inspector Crawford
  • DVD release

    Knock on Wood was issued as a region 2 DVD in March 2009, and is on sale through Amazon UK.


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