Region 2 European import, plays in English without subtitles. Knock on Wood is a 1954 comedy film 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. PLOT:
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. At last Jerry is convinced to see 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. This aspect of the plot produces the most hilarious scenes in the film as he is trying to elude them, such as the scene in which Jerry, impersonating a British car salesman, tries to demonstrate a new convertible with loads of bells and whistles, and the incomparable comic highlight near the end, when he finds himself on stage in the middle of the performance of an exotic ballet.