Patric Knowles

Birthday:
11/11/1911
Place of birth:
Horsforth, Yorkshire, England, UK:
Biography:
Reginald Lawrence Knowles (11 November 1911 – 23 December 1995) was an English film actor who renamed himself Patric Knowles, a name which reflects his Irish descent. He appeared in films of the 1930s through the 1970s. He made his film debut in 1933, and played either first or second film leads throughout his career. In his first American film, Give Me Your Heart (1936), released in Great Britain as Sweet Aloes, Knowles was cast as a titled Englishman of means. While making The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) at Lone Pine, California, he befriended Errol Flynn, whose acquaintance he had made when both were under contract to Warner Bros. in England. Since that film, in which Knowles played the part of Capt. Perry Vickers, the brother of Flynn's Maj. Geoffrey Vickers, he was cast more frequently as straitlaced characters alongside Flynn's flamboyant ones, notably as Will Scarlet in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Both actors starred as well in Four's A Crowd, also in 1938. More than two decades after Flynn's death, biographer Charles Higham sullied Flynn's memory by accusing him of having been a fascist sympathizer and Nazi spy. Knowles, who had served in World War II as a flying instructor in the RCAF, came to Flynn's defense, writing Rebuttal for a Friend as an epilogue to Tony Thomas' Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was (Citadel Press, 1990) ISBN 080651180X. Knowles was a freelance film actor from 1939 until his last film appearance in 1973. In the 1940s, he was known for playing protagonists in a number of horror films, including The Wolf Man (1941) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943). Knowles was also cast as comic foils in a number of comedies such as Abbott and Costello's Who Done It? (1942) and Hit The Ice (1943). He also appeared opposite Jack Kelly in a 1957 episode of the television series Maverick called "The Wrecker", which was based on a Robert Louis Stevenson adventure and co-starred James Garner. Knowles was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and wrote a novel called Even Steven (Vantage Press, 1960) ASIN B0006RMC2G. He was cremated. His ashes were either given to a friend or family. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patric Knowles, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Credits

Arnold (1973)
as Douglas Whitehead
Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)
as Mr. Southcott
The Man (1972)
as South African Consul
Chisum (1970)
as Henry Tunstall
In Enemy Country (1968)
as General Lloyd-Griffis
The Way West (1967)
as Captain Grant
Six Gun Law (1962)
Auntie Mame (1958)
as Lindsay Woolsey
From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
as Josef Cartier
Band of Angels (1957)
as Charles de Marigny
No Man's Woman (1955)
as Wayne Vincent
The Thief (1955)
as Philippe Voyson
Khyber Patrol (1954)
as George Kennely
World for Ransom (1954)
as Julian March
Jamaica Run (1953)
as William Montague
Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)
as Edwards, English Traitor
Mutiny (1952)
as Capt. Ben Waldridge
Quebec (1951)
as Charles Douglas
Three Came Home (1950)
as Harry Keith
The Big Steal (1949)
as Jim Fiske
Isn't It Romantic? (1948)
as Richard Brannon
Dream Girl (1948)
as Jim Lucas
Variety Girl (1947)
as Himself
Ivy (1947)
as Roger Gretorex
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
as Duc le Chandre
Of Human Bondage (1946)
as Harry Griffiths
The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
as Lance Gale
O.S.S. (1946)
as Cmdr. Brady
Masquerade in Mexico (1945)
as Thomas Grant
Kitty (1945)
as Brett Harwood Earl of Carstairs
This Is the Life (1944)
as Maj. Hilary Jarret
Pardon My Rhythm (1944)
as Tony Page
Chip Off the Old Block (1944)
as Commander Judd Corrigan
Crazy House (1943)
as Edmund 'Mac' MacLean
Always a Bridesmaid (1943)
as Tony Warren
All by Myself (1943)
as Dr. Bill Perry
Hit the Ice (1943)
as Dr. William 'Bill' Burns
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
as Dr. Frank Mannering
Forever and a Day (1943)
as Trimble-Pomfret Son
Who Done It? (1942)
as Jimmy Turner
Sin Town (1942)
as Wade Crowell
Lady in a Jam (1942)
as Doctor Enright
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)
as Dr. Paul Dupin
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)
as Private Detective Jerry Church
The Wolf Man (1941)
as Frank Andrews
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
as Ivor
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)
as Gilbert Blythe
Women in War (1940)
as Lt. Larry Hall
A Bill of Divorcement (1940)
as John Storm
Married and in Love (1940)
as Paul Wilding
Another Thin Man (1939)
as Dudley Horn
The Spellbinder (1939)
as Tom Dixon
Five Came Back (1939)
as Judson Ellis
Beauty for the Asking (1939)
as Denny Williams
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)
as Capt. Condon
Heart of the North (1938)
as Jim Montgomery
Storm Over Bengal (1938)
as Captain Jeffrey Allison
The Sisters (1938)
as Norman French
Four's a Crowd (1938)
as Patterson 'Pat' Buckley
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
as Will Scarlett
Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)
as Himself
The Patient in Room 18 (1938)
as Lance O'Leary
Expensive Husbands (1937)
as Prince Rupert Heinrich Franz Von Rentzau
It's Love I'm After (1937)
as Henry Grant Jr.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
as Captain Perry Vickers
Give Me Your Heart (1936)
as Robert 'Bob' Melford
Crown v. Stevens (1936)
as Chris Jensen
The Brown Wallet (1936)
as John Gillespie
The Guv'nor (1935)
as Paul
Abdul the Damned (1935)
as Omar - Hilmi's Attache
The Student's Romance (1935)
as Max Brandt

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