Don't Bother To Knock. Bill Ferguson (Richard Todd). Copyright: Haileywood Films
Don't Bother To Knock

Don't Bother To Knock

  • 1961 film

Romantic entanglements ensue as a travel agent attempts to become engaged to his long-term girlfriend despite having a string of women at his flat. Stars Richard Todd, Nicole Maurey, Elke Sommer, June Thorburn, Rik Battaglia and more.

Don't Bother To Knock. American Girl (Amanda Barrie). Copyright: Haileywood Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1961
Stars
Richard Todd, Nicole Maurey, Elke Sommer, June Thorburn, Rik Battaglia, Judith Anderson, Dawn Beret, Scot Finch and more
Writers
Clifford Hanley, Denis Cannan, Frederic Gotfurt and Frederic Raphael
Director
Cyril Frankel
Producers
Frank Godwin and Richard Todd
Companies

Edinburgh travel agent Bill Ferguson heads on a continental holiday after a falling out with his tempestuous girlfriend Stella, to whom he intended to propose marriage.

Whilst away he receives news that Stella has become engaged to another man, and so doesn't hold back from finding a few flings of his own! In turn, he gives each woman his address and one of a number of spare keys a friend gave him as a joke present before he left home - but fairly understandably assumes he'll never see any of them again.

However, Bill's holiday is cut short when a phone call seals his reunion with and long-awaited engagement to Stella. He heads back to Edinburgh immediately, but it quickly transpires that his flat is not as vacant as he'd expected!

Additional details

Tagline
He was fiancée free and free for anything fancy .... and on a mad merry miss-conducted tour of Europe's beauties!
UK certificate
A
Duration
87 minutes
UK cinematic release
Monday 29th May 1961
Distributors

Warner-Pathe

Also known as
  • Why Bother To Knock? (US title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens and conducted by John Hollingsworth.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 4th March 2021 at 6:35pm on TPTV
  • Thursday 5th November 2020 at 6:45pm on TPTV
  • Monday 20th July 2020 at 2:35pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • Elstree Film Studios

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