They Knew Mr Knight

(1946)

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| Film | B&W | Drama | 1h 33min |
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| Stars: Mervyn Johns, Nora Swinburne, Alfred Drayton | Director: Norman Walker
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A clerk and his family become rich, then poor, through listening to a speculator

After a chance train encounter with Laurence Knight, Tom Blake’s family’s fortunes prosper on the beneficence of the great financier.

A developing friendship leads to the Knights selling their home to the Blakes when they move back to London.

All looks rosy for the Blakes as share prices in Mr Knight’s new business venture soar, but is their confidence misplaced?

Cast

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Grimshaw (Mervyn Johns) wears a hat and bow tie in My Learned Friend (1943)
Tom Blake
Nora Swinburne
Celia Blake
Alfred Drayton
Mr Knight
Joyce Howard
Freda Blake
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
Ruth Blake
Olive Stone
Mrs Knight
Joan Maude
Carrie Porritt
Marie Ault
Grandma Blake
Frederick Cooper
Edward Blake
Grace Arnold
Isabel Blake
Olive Sloane
Mrs Knight
Peter Hammond
Douglas Blake
Kenneth Kove
Coggie Selby
Winifred Oughton
Mrs Greene
Frederick Burtwell
Mr Berry
Tarva Penna
Mr Greene
Patric Curwen
Mr Porter
Muriel Aked
Lady Gilling
Anthony Holles
Station Master
Gordon Begg
Sims
Ian Fleming
Higgs
Sheila Raynor
Agnes
Pat Stevens
Miss Berry
Doyley John
Bobby Hewett
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Reviews

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Slightly oddball domestic drama reminiscent of Priestley’s Angel Pavement. (Halliwell’s)

Film clips

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Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946)

They Knew Mr Knight (1946) Opening Credits

Date published

Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946).

Pictures

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Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946) (8). Produced and directed by Norman Walker
Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946) (7)
Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946) (5)
Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946) (4). The novel by Dorothy Whipple, adapted for the screen by Victor MacClure (4)
Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946) (3). Alfred Drayton, Joyce Howard and Joan Greenwood
Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946) (2). G.H.W. Productions Ltd. present Mervyn Johns, Nora Swinburne
Main title from They Knew Mr Knight (1946) (1). General Film Distributors Ltd
Joan Greenwood (as Ruth Blake), Mervyn Johns (as Tom Blake), Nora Swinbourne (as Celia Blake), Joyce Howard (as Freda Blake) and Alfred Drayton (as Mr. Knight) in a screenshot from They Knew Mr Knight (1944) (3)
Alfred Drayton (as Mr. Knight) in a screenshot from They Knew Mr Knight (1944) (2)
Joan Greenwood (as Ruth Blake) in a screenshot from They Knew Mr Knight (1944) (1)
Poster for They Knew Mr Knight (1944) (2)
Poster for They Knew Mr Knight (1944) (1)

Production

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Norman Walker
Director / Producer
Victor MacLure
Writer (screen adaptation)
Dorothy Whipple
Writer (novel)

Companies

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They Knew Mr Knight (1946) opening credits (2)
G.H.W. Productions Ltd.
Production company
They Knew Mr Knight (1946) opening credits (1)
General Film Distributors (GFD)
Distribution company