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Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)

I Call First (original title)
A young man struggles with the fact that his girlfriend was once raped.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Betzi Manoogian (additional dialogue), Martin Scorsese
1 nomination. 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>

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Taglines:

Mean Streets was just around the corner.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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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 »

Quotes

J.R.: Everybody should like westerns.
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Connections

References The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

(Ain't That) Just Like Me
(uncredited)
Written by Earl Carroll and Billy Guy
Performed by The Searchers
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Decent early Scorsese!
11 October 2004 | by shepardjessica-1See 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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