Bernard Knowles


Director

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Birth Place
Manchester, England, GB

Biography

Bernard Knowles worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Knowles worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including"Alfred Hitchcock: Sabotage and The Lodger" (1926), "Rhodes of Africa" (1936) and "Sabotage" (1936). He also contributed to "The 39 Steps" (1935) starring Robert Donat and "The Good Companions" with Edmund Gwenn (1932). ...

Biography

Bernard Knowles worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Knowles worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including"Alfred Hitchcock: Sabotage and The Lodger" (1926), "Rhodes of Africa" (1936) and "Sabotage" (1936). He also contributed to "The 39 Steps" (1935) starring Robert Donat and "The Good Companions" with Edmund Gwenn (1932). In the thirties, Knowles devoted his time to various credits, such as "Secret Agent" with Madeleine Carroll (1936), "King Solomon's Mines" with Paul Robeson (1937) and "Young and Innocent" (1937). He also worked on "Jamaica Inn" (1939). Knowles was nominated for a Cinematography (Color) Academy Award for "The Mikado" in 1939. Knowles continued to exercise his talent in the forties through the fifties, taking on a mix of projects like "The Saint's Vacation" (1941), "The Demi-Paradise" (1943) starring Laurence Olivier and "The Reluctant Widow" (1950). His credits also expanded to "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (CBS, 1955-58). Knowles last directed "Ivanhoe" (1957-58). Knowles passed away in February 1975 at the age of 75.

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Sabotage (1936) - You Made London Laugh On location at the London zoo aquarium, financially motivated amateur terrorist Verloc (Oscar Homolka), having staged a blackout the night before, meets mysterious paymaster Vladimir (Austin Trevor), with a famous effect by director Alfred Hitchcock, in Sabotage, 1936.
Sabotage (1936) - If The Arsenal Lose We know grocer Ted (John Loder) is a policeman, Sylvia Sidney at the ticket box doesn't know the guys (William Dewhurst, Peter Bull, then Torin Thatcher) visiting her husband (Oscar Homolka) are terrorists, her young brother (Desmond Tester) also an innocent, in Hitchcock's Sabotage, 1936.
39 Steps, The (1935) - Mr. Memory The opening scene in a dance hall where "Mr. Memory" (Wylie Watson) performs, Hannay (Robert Donat) participates and Alfred Hitchcock has already launched the plot in The 39 Steps, 1935.
39 Steps, The (1935) - Any Country That Pays Jumpy and mysterious Miss Smith (Lucie Mannheim) and her rescuer Hannay (Robert Donat) get acquainted in his London flat in an early scene from Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, 1935.
39 Steps, The (1935) - We're The Siamese Twins Highlight from the long stretch in which suspicious Pamela (Madeleine Carroll) is handcuffed to suspected Hannay (Robert Donat), on the run together in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, 1935.
39 Steps, The (1935) - Leave The Pony The milkman (Frederick Piper) doesn't buy the true story so Hannay (Robert Donat) invents a lurid tale to execute his first escape in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, 1935.
Jamaica Inn (1939) - D'You Want The Lot Of Us To Swing? After a prologue on the evil doings of ship scuttlers off the coast of Cornwall, director Alfred Hitchcock offers a cracking action scene in which a band led by Joss (Leslie Banks) wrecks a merchant ship and murders the crew, in Jamaica Inn, 1939, starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara.
Place Of One's Own, A (1945) - It's Rude To Stare Invited to meet their new neighbors the Smedhursts (James Mason, Barabara Mullen), the Manning-Tutthorns (Helen Haye, Michael Shepley) have brought nephew Robert (Dennis Price), who is dazzled by their hired companion Annette (Margaret Lockwood), in the ghost story A Place Of One's Own, 1945.
Place Of One's Own, A (1945) - You'll Never Convince A Man We've just met the Smedhursts (Barbara Mullen, and James Mason playing elderly), retired to a long-vacant house they've bought in the English Midlands, and here we meet Annette (Margaret Lockwood), hiring on as a companion, in the Gainsborough Pictures ghost story A Place Of One's Own, 1945.
Gaslight (1940) - A Delicate Woman Ex-cop turned stable owner Rough (Frank Pettingell) with a house agent (Aubrey Dexter), scrounging up info about Bella (Diana Wynyard), whose husband resembles a criminal he pursued, and whom he shortly contrives to meet, in the original Gaslight, 1940.
Gaslight (1940) - Dreadful Murder Smashing opening from English director and film scholar Thorold Dickinson, Marie Wright as the victim, camera by early Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Knowles, from the original British National production of Gaslight, 1940.
Sabotage (1936) - Act Of God Director Alfred Hitchcock's crafty opening, Oscar Homolka's role not altogether clear, his wife (Sylvia Sidney) at the ticket box at the cinema, John Loder the snarky grocer next door, from Sabotage, 1936, loosely based on Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent.

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