Knock on Any Door Poster

Release Date: 1949

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Having pulled himself out of the poverty and squalor of a big city slum, idealist lawyer Andrew Morton (Humphrey Bogart) agrees to defend a young juvenile delinquent from his old neighborhood. Nick Romano (John Derek), the son of an innocent man Morton had unsuccessfully defended as a young lawyer years earlier, stands accused of murdering a policeman. In opposition to a law-and-order prosecutor (George Macready), Morton argues that Nick's deprived upbringing led to his life of crime.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts, Susan Perry, Mickey Knox, Barry Kelley, Dooley Wilson

Director: Nicholas Ray

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Dark, Office, 1940s, Quest, Transformation, Gritty, Murder, Judge