Knock on Wood (1954): Danny Kaye’s Oscar Nominated Star Vehicle

In this farce, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, Danny Kaye, at the height of his career, plays a ventriloquist, who gets involved in international espionage.

The cast includes Mai Zetterling, Torin Thatcher, and David Burns

Oscar Nominations: 1

Story and Screenplay: Norman Panama and Melvin Frank

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Writing Oscar went to Budd Schulberg for On the Waterfront