In the early 1950s, Kaye and Fine created a production company named Dena Productions, named after their only child, Dena Kaye. The creation of this company allowed for more control over the films in which Kaye starred. Dena Productions often coproduced with other film companies such as Paramount Pictures. It also produced The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967). The first film produced by Dena Productions was Knock on Wood (1954), a film about a ventriloquist caught in a spy ring as his doll is used unknowingly to smuggle stolen plans. Because of the new control that Kaye and Fine had over the filming of the picture, they could be more selective about the script and team. While Fine generally wrote only a few songs for a film, in Knock on Wood she composed a majority of the music—both incidental and sung.