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Knock on Any Door (1949)

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Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country USA

Studio Columbia Pictures, Santana Productions

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Other Titles
• Knock on Any Door
• Stadt unter Anklage (1955)

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Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Drama, Thieves, Law, Courtroom, Society, Suspense

Plot: A kid from the wrong side of the tracks doesn't look like he has a chance when he's arrested for murdering a cop. But he manages to win the sympathies of a tough lawyer who experienced similar deprivations as a boy. As the attorney tries to prove his client's innocence in court, he exposes the harsh, societal conditions that drove to youth into a life of crime.

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 Directed by
Nicholas Ray
Rebel Without a Cause, Johnny Guitar, In a Lonely Place
 Written by
John Monks Jr.
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Humphrey Bogart
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John Derek
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George Macready
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Allene Roberts
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Mickey Knox
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Barry Kelley
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 Music By
George Antheil
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