Patric Knowles


Actor
Patric Knowles

About

Also Known As
Reginald Lawrence Knowles
Birth Place
Horsforth, England, GB
Born
November 11, 1911
Died
December 23, 1995
Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Biography

Patric Knowles's face was definitely his fortune, as Warner Bros. signed him in 1935 because of his similarity to their popular action star Errol Flynn. The pair were teamed several times, as brothers Geoffrey and Perry Vickers in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and as the legendary outlaw and trusted henchman Will Scarlett in "The Adventures of Robin Hood." But, while Flynn headlined ...

Photos & Videos

Kitty - Movie Posters
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx - Publicity Stills
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx - Scene Stills

Bibliography

"Even Steven"
Patric Knowles

Biography

Patric Knowles's face was definitely his fortune, as Warner Bros. signed him in 1935 because of his similarity to their popular action star Errol Flynn. The pair were teamed several times, as brothers Geoffrey and Perry Vickers in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and as the legendary outlaw and trusted henchman Will Scarlett in "The Adventures of Robin Hood." But, while Flynn headlined the 1938 dramas "Four's a Crowd" and "The Sisters," Knowles was relegated to supporting duties and he studio-hopped for a spell, landing choice roles in John Ford's 1940 Oscar-winning Welsh saga "How Green Was My Valley" and the Mitchell Leisen comedy trio of "Masquerade in Mexico," "Kitty," and "Dream Girl." He also began what would be a career-long association with the macabre, opposite Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Jr. as the gamekeeper Andrews and Dr Frank Mannering in the 1940s Universal horrors "The Wolf Man" and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man." The versatile Knowles stooged for Abbott and Costello in "Who Done It?" and "Hit the Ice," locked swords with Bob Hope in "Monsieur Beaucaire," and went to the gallows in Joan Fontaine's stead in "Ivy." He also played villains in the 1949 noir "The Big Steal," and the 1952 jungle adventure "Tarzan's Savage Fury." But, having played Lindsay Woolsey opposite Rosalind Russell in the 1958 comedy "Auntie Mame," Knowles subsisted on small-screen fare before appearing alongside John Wayne in 1970's "Chisum" and in the 1973 Cinerama chillers "Arnold" and "Terror in the Wax Museum."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Terror In The Wax Museum (1974)
Attorney
Arnold (1974)
Douglas Whitehead
The Man (1972)
South African consul
Chisum (1970)
J. H. Tunstall
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten
In Enemy Country (1968)
Gen. Lloyd Griffis [see note]
The Way West (1967)
Colonel Grant
From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
Josef Cartier
Auntie Mame (1958)
Lindsay Woolsey
Band of Angels (1957)
Charles de Marigny
No Man's Woman (1955)
Wayne Vincent
Khyber Patrol (1954)
Lt. [George] Kennerly
World for Ransom (1954)
Julian March
Jamaica Run (1953)
William Montague
Flame of Calcutta (1953)
Capt. Keith Lambert
Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)
Edwards, also known as Sir Oliver Greystoke
Mutiny (1952)
Ben Waldridge
Quebec (1951)
Charles Douglas
Three Came Home (1950)
Harry Keith
The Big Steal (1949)
Jim Fiske
Isn't It Romantic (1948)
Richard [Rick] Brannon
Dream Girl (1948)
Jim Lucas
Ivy (1947)
Roger Gretorex
Variety Girl (1947)
Masquerade in Mexico (1946)
Tom Grant
O.S.S. (1946)
Commander Brady
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
Duke de Chandre
Kitty (1946)
Brett Harwood, Earl of Carstairs
The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
Lance Gale
Of Human Bondage (1946)
Harry Griffiths
Pardon My Rhythm (1944)
Tony Page
This Is the Life (1944)
[Major] Hilary Jarret
Chip Off the Old Block (1944)
[Commander] Judd Corrigan
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Dr. [Frank] Mannering
All by Myself (1943)
Dr. Bill [H.] Perry
Always a Bridesmaid (1943)
Tony Warren [also known as Tony Armstrong]
Crazy House (1943)
[Edmund] Mac [MacLean]
Hit the Ice (1943)
Dr. Bill Elliot [Burns]
Forever and a Day (1943)
Son
Lady in a Jam (1942)
Doctor Enright
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)
Jerry Church
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)
[Dr. Paul] Dupin
Sin Town (1942)
Wade Crowell
Who Done It? (1942)
Jimmy Turner
The Wolf Man (1941)
Frank Andrews
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Ivor [Morgan]
A Bill of Divorcement (1940)
John Storm
Married and in Love (1940)
Paul Wilding
Women in War (1940)
Lieutenant Larry Hall
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)
Gilbert Blythe
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)
[Captain] Condon
Beauty for the Asking (1939)
Denny Williams
The Honeymoon's Over (1939)
Pat [Shields]
The Spellbinder (1939)
Tom Dixon
Five Came Back (1939)
Judson Ellis
Another Thin Man (1939)
Dudley Horn
Heart of the North (1938)
Corpl. Jim Montgomery
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Will Scarlett
The Patient in Room 18 (1938)
Lance O'Leary
Storm over Bengal (1938)
Capt. Jeffrey Allison
Four's a Crowd (1938)
Patterson ["Pat"] Buckley
The Sisters (1938)
Norman French
It's Love I'm After (1937)
Henry Grant
Expensive Husbands (1937)
Prince Rupert
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Captain Perry Vickers
Give Me Your Heart (1936)
Robert Melford
Fair Exchange (1936)
Two's Company (1936)
Crown v. Stevens (1936)
Mister Hobo (1935)
Paul
Honours Easy (1935)

Cast (Special)

Papa Said No (1958)
John Stacey; Suzanne'S Father

Life Events

Photo Collections

Kitty - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release American movie posters from Paramount's Kitty (1946), starring Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland.
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx - Publicity Stills
Here are several Publicity Stills from Universal Pictures' The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1946), starring Patrick Knowles, Lionel Atwill, and Ann Gwynne. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, taken for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx - Scene Stills
Here are several Scene Stills from Universal Pictures' The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1946), starring Patrick Knowles, Lionel Atwill, and Ann Gwynne.
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx - Movie Poster
Here is the Title Lobby Card from Universal Pictures' The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Chisum (1970) - You Can't Buy Anything With Lead In 1870’s New Mexico, John Wayne the title character, rancher John Chisum, Ben Johnson his sidekick Pepper, confronting rustlers led by Neemo (Lloyd Battista), with support from neighbor Tunstall (Patric Knowles) and a new employee, William Bonney (Geoffrey Deuel), in Chisum, 1970.
Charge of the Light Brigade, The (1936) - Open, A Convoy Of British Lancers Heroic spinning of history and Lord Tennyson's poem, followed by a hearty introduction of Captain Vickers (Errol Flynn) and Sir Humphrey (E.E. Clive) in Warner Bros.' epic imperial hit The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1936, directed by Michael Curtiz.
Who Done It? (1942) -- Now Playing, Alcatraz! Would-be mystery writers Chick and Mervyn (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello) in the studio for the radio show, bothering writer Patrick Knowles, producer Louise Albritton, executive Thomas Gomez, Paul Dubov the radio actor, Mary Wickes with an exclamation, in Universal’s Who Done It?, 1942.
Who Done It? (1942) -- One Limburger Cheese Sandwich! First scene for the stars, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, advancing the plot only in that it establishes them as Chick Larkin and Mervyn Milgrim, counter help in the cafe downstairs at the radio network, but also, we’ll learn, wanna-be mystery writers, in their ninth feature, Who Done It?, 1942.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) - I Shall Never Return Powerful opening from Richard Llewellyn's novel, Irving Pichel as grown Huw (Roddy McDowall) narrating, Best Director winner John Ford introducing father Donald Crisp, brothers (John Loder, Patric Knowles, Richard Fraser, John Monks, Evan S. Evans) and sister (Maureen O'Hara), in How Green Was My Valley, 1941.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) - I First Saw Bron Irving Pichel's narration as the grown Huw (Roddy McDowall) continues, introducing Bronwyn (Anna Lee) to the Morgans as bride to brother Ivor (Patric Knowles), mother (Sara Algood) and dad (Donald Crisp) featured along with sister Maureen O'Hara (who would name her daughter Bronwyn!), early in John Ford's Welsh family saga How Green Was My Valley, 1941.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) - The Men Will Come Out In turn-of-the-century South Wales, Morgan (Donald Crisp) is a senior coal miner, not as angry over wage cuts as his sons (James Monks, John Loder, Richard Fraser, Evan S. Evans) who walk out amicably, in John Ford's film from the Richard Llewellyn novel, How Green Was My Valley, 1941.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) - Whether For Serf Or Noble After establishing the ascendance of evil Prince John in England, 1191, a first sketch of the title character, Errol Flynn, with pal Will Scarlett (Patric Knowles), as hunter Much (Herbert Mundlin) is abused by tax-hoarding Sir Guy (Basil Rathbone), in Warner Bros.’ The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) - Play A Livelier Tune! Insouciant Errol Flynn (title character) with minstrel Scarlett (Patric Knowles) strolling home through Sherwood Forest meets brawny John Little (Alan Hale), whose name will be inverted whence he joins the merry men, male bonding mostly directed by Michael Curtiz, in The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Three Came Home - News Flash! Young George (Mark Keuning) is oblivious as American Agnes (Claudette Colbert, playing the author Agnes Newton Keith) talks with British diplomat husband Harry (Patric Knowles), in Borneo as war breaks out, in Three Came Home, 1950.
Adventures Of Robin Hood, The (1938) - He Wouldn't Dare To Attack Us The sheriff (Melville Cooper), and Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), escort Marian (Olivia De Havilland), smug in the belief that they can convey cash through Sherwood Forest, hijacked of course by Errol Flynn (title character) and his uniformed cohort, in The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938.
Crown V. Stevens (1936) - No Harm In Saying Hello Director Michael Powell's opening, leading man Patric Knowles as "Chris," Mabel Poulton as "Mamie" and Billy Watts as leering "Joe," from one of what the director called his "quota quickies" made for the Warner Bros' subsidiary Teddington Studios, Crown V. Stevens, 1936.

Bibliography

"Even Steven"
Patric Knowles