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Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)

I Call First (original title)
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... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Betzi Manoogian (additional dialogue), Martin Scorsese
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zina Bethune ... Girl
Harvey Keitel ... J.R.
Anne Collette ... Girl in Dream (as Ann Collette)
Lennard Kuras Lennard Kuras ... Joey
Michael Scala Michael Scala ... Sally Gaga
Harry Northup ... Harry
Tsuai Yu-Lan Tsuai Yu-Lan ... Girl in Dream
Saskia Holleman Saskia Holleman ... Girl in Dream
Bill Minkin Bill Minkin ... Iggy at Party
Philip Carlson Philip Carlson ... Boy in Copake (as Phil Carlson)
Wendy Russell Wendy Russell ... Gaga's Girl
Robert Uricola Robert Uricola ... Boy with Gun
Susan Wood Susan Wood ... Girl at Party
Marrissa Joffre Marrissa Joffre ... Girl at Party (as Marrisa Joffrey)
Catherine Scorsese ... Mother
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Mean Streets was just around the corner.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Harvey Keitel often played the lead role in the debut features of future acclaimed directors. Apart from Martin Scorsese's debut, he also was the lead in the first features of Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino for example. See more »

Goofs

Scorsese utilizes the Black & White nature of film to hide the lack of time and day continuity. See more »

Quotes

J.R.: You're beautiful.
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Crazy Credits

There is a big Thanks to the County and City of New York in the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Early versions of this Film were screened without pornographic imagery. See more »

Connections

Referenced in King Missile: Martin Scorsese (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Ask Me to Be Lonely
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Blandon
Performed by The Dubs
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Early Scorsese/Keitel Film Is A Great Indication of Things To Come!
21 August 2004 | by hokeybuttSee all my reviews

WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR? (3+ outta 5 stars)

Early feature film by the now-legendary Martin Scorsese... it sort of sprawls all over the place... melding all kinds of weird artsy gimmicks and camera styles... but the central relationship between Harvey Keitel and the pretty blonde girl he meets and falls in love with on the Staten Island Ferry (Zina Bethune) keeps the movie's momentum going, even when it veers off into interesting but sometimes pointless tangents. If you thought Quentin Tarantino invented the character of the movie geek who seeks to impress the woman of his dreams by rambling on with movie trivia... well, this movie will set you straight. You will also see hints of Scorsese's later masterpieces ("Mean Streets", "Goodfellas") in embryonic form. I hadn't seen this movie in years... but just saw the new DVD version and was amazed at how good it was.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who's That Knocking at My Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,085
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimod Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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