Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
"I Call First" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  20 January 1978 (Finland)
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A young man struggles with the fact that his girlfriend was once raped.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Girl in Dream (as Ann Collette)
Lennard Kuras ...
Michael Scala ...
Sally Gaga
Tsuai Yu-Lan ...
Girl in Dream
Saskia Holleman ...
Girl in Dream
Bill Minkin ...
Iggy at Party
Philip Carlson ...
Boy in Copake (as Phil Carlson)
Wendy Russell ...
Gaga's Girl
Robert Uricola ...
Boy with Gun
Susan Wood ...
Girl at Party
Marissa Mathes ...
Girl at Party (as Marrisa Joffrey)


J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic guilt than Scorsese's later work, we see what happens to J.R. when his religious guilt catches up with him. Written by David Gibson <djg@ukc.ac.uk>

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Mean Streets was just around the corner.


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20 January 1978 (Finland)  »

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Who's That Knocking at My Door  »

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$75,000 (estimated)

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In one scene, Harvey Keitel enters a bar and orders Johnnie Walker to drink. Years later, Keitel would star in an advertising for Johnnie Walker. See more »


[repeated line]
J.R.: I called first!
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Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Martin Scorsese (2002) See more »


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Decent early Scorsese!
11 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Filmed over years apparently, this early M. Scorsese New York tale involving young dudes being typically out of it is interesting in the scenes with Keitel and the girl (Z. Bethune), but the buddy scenes tend to drag on and semi-bore. A 5 out of 10. Best performance = Zena Bethune.

Harvey Keitel has always been interesting and believable and it's great to see him in a lead (pre-MEAN STREETS) and Ms. Bethune is very touching and human. All Scorsese fans should track this down even though it's not that great. The DVD has a semi-commentary from Marty which is unusual! It comes in the recent DVD set of Martin Scorsese and worth a look! Harry Northrup has a small role (MEAN STREETS, TAXI DRIVER).

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