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Knock on Wood (1954)

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103 min | Comedy

Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has to see another love affair fail. 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 ...See moreVentriloquist Jerry Morgan has to see another love affair fail. 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 doll maker Papinek is a member of a spy ring who has stolen secret plans to the top secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, Papinek decides to use Morgan's dolls as a mailbox and hides the secret plans 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. Written by Mattias Thuresson See less
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Daniel L. Fapp (as Daniel Fapp)
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Alma Macrorie (edited by)
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Jul 1954 (United States)

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64 cast members
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Danny Kaye
Jerry Morgan / Papa Morgan / Clarence Jerry Morgan / Papa Morgan / Clarence   See fewer
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Mai Zetterling
Dr. Ilse Nordstrom Dr. Ilse Nordstrom   See fewer
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Torin Thatcher
Godfrey Langston Godfrey Langston   See fewer
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David Burns
Marty Brown Marty Brown   See fewer
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Leon Askin
Laslo Gromeck Laslo Gromeck   See fewer
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Abner Biberman
Maurice Papinek Maurice Papinek   See fewer
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Gavin Gordon
Car Salesman Car Salesman   See fewer
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Otto Waldis
Brodnik Brodnik   See fewer
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Steven Geray
Dr. Kreuger Dr. Kreuger   See fewer
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Diana Adams
Princess Maya Princess Maya   See fewer
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Patricia Denise
Mama Morgan Mama Morgan   See fewer
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Virginia Huston
Audrey Greene Audrey Greene   See fewer
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Paul England
Chief Inspector Wilton Chief Inspector Wilton   See fewer
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Johnstone White
Langston's Secretary Langston's Secretary   See fewer
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Henry Brandon
Second Trenchcoat Man Second Trenchcoat Man   See fewer
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Lewis Martin
Inspector Cranford Inspector Cranford   See fewer
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Patrick Aherne
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Alderson
English Bobby (uncredited) English Bobby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Alton
Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Arnold
French Diplomat (uncredited) French Diplomat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geneviève Aumont
Airline Stewardess (uncredited) Airline Stewardess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Bacon
Pub Patron (uncredited) Pub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Bus Passenger (uncredited) Bus Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Chapman
Zelda (uncredited) Zelda (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Christian
Hotel Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Clinton
Ilse's Secretary (uncredited) Ilse's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Deery
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Helen Dickson
Woman in Shower (uncredited) Woman in Shower (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barman (uncredited) Barman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Little Man (uncredited) Little Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rex Evans
Car Customer (uncredited) Car Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adolph Faylauer
Plane Passenger (uncredited) Plane Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Ferrandini
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Woman at Ballet (uncredited) Woman at Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Gordon
Plane Passenger (uncredited) Plane Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Goudavich
Prince (uncredited) Prince (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Irish Bartender (uncredited) Irish Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobbie Hale
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Alec Harford
English Waiter (uncredited) English Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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English Woman (uncredited) English Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Old Man (uncredited) Old Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Lawton
French Stage Manager (uncredited) French Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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First Trenchcoat Man (uncredited) First Trenchcoat Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Nind
French Policeman (uncredited) French Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Nordt
Prince (uncredited) Prince (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry - as a Child (uncredited) Jerry - as a Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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Manuel París
French Butler (uncredited) French Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Official (uncredited) Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irishman (uncredited) Irishman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brutchik (uncredited) Brutchik (uncredited)   See fewer
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English Butler (uncredited) English Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobbie (uncredited) Bobbie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 835 votes