Don't Bother to Knock

Don't Bother to Knock

Cyril Frankel (1961)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Frederic Raphael was among the writers who adapted Clifford Hanley's novel Love from Everybody for the screen, yet not even his eloquence could enliven a leaden romp that starts out smug and ends up tasteless. Considering he also produced the project, Richard Todd looks distinctly uncomfortable as the philandering travel agent who discovers, to girlfriend June Thorburn's horror, that all his European flirtations have arrived at his Edinburgh home at once. With sharper one-liners and pacier direction, this tacky tale could have been a reasonably entertaining bedroom farce, and thanks to Geoffrey Unsworth and Anne V Coates respectively, it has better photography and editing than it deserves.


A womanising travel agent makes the mistake of giving all of his oblivious girlfriends a key to his flat. Farce, starring Richard Todd and Nicole Maurey.

Cast & Crew

Bill Ferguson Richard Todd
Lucille Nicole Maurey
Ingrid Elke Sommer
Stella June Thorburn
Maggie Shoemaker Judith Anderson
Guilio Rik Battaglia
Mother Eleanor Summerfield
Harry Dawn Beret
Director Cyril Frankel
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video