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Knock on Any Door (1949)

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100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An attorney defends a hoodlum of murder, using the oppressiveness of the slums to appeal to the court.
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Daniel Taradash (screenplay) | John Monks Jr. (screenplay) | Willard Motley (from the novel "Knock On Any Door" by)
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Budget
$ 900,000
Gross (USA)
$ 2,100,000
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Release date
Mar 17, 1949 (United States)

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6.9 / 10 | 2,661 votes