Knock on Wood Poster

Release Date: 1954

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
When his fiancée leaves him, ventriloquist Jerry Morgan (Danny Kaye) alarms his manager, Marty (David Burns), with a violent outburst directed at his two dummies. After promising Marty to see a psychiatrist over his behavior, Jerry takes his broken dummies to a shop -- where, unknown to him, the repairman is a spy who plants vital secret blueprints in the wooden dolls. Jerry then becomes the target of several determined spies, as well as a stunning psychiatrist (Mai Zetterling).

Cast: Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling, Torin Thatcher, David Burns, Leon Askin, Abner Biberman

Director: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Transformation, Pursuit, 1950s, Hilarious, Engaging, Hotel, Playful


Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay)