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Patric Knowles

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Born in England of Irish stock, Patric Knowles had a few seasons' stage experience under his belt when he made his simultaneous British and American film debuts in 1936. Settling in Hollywood, Knowles signed with Warner Bros., where he alternated between full leads and stalwart "other man" support. He was often co-starred with Errol Flynn, presumably as "serious" ballast to Flynn's flamboyance. At Universal in the 1940s, Knowles was the studio's resident utility hero, forever providing a shoulder for the terrified heroine to cry on in such horror films as The Wolf Man (1941), The Strange Case of Dr. Rx (1942) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943); he also proved a good-humored foil to the antics of Abbott and Costello (Who Done It? [1942], Hit the Ice [1943]) and Olsen and Johnson (Crazy House [1943]). Free-lancing from 1946 until his retirement in 1973, Knowles could always be counted on for dignity and dependability, never more so than as Lindsey Woolsey, Mame Dennis' erstwhile through-the-years suitor, in Auntie Mame. In his last decades, Patric Knowles continued accepting film and TV character parts, wrote a novel (Even Steven), lectured at colleges, and even guested in a Kellogg's cereal commercial. Years after his retirement, Knowles often volunteered to work for the Motion Picture Country Home.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Arnold
  • Douglas Whitehead
1973
No Score Yet Terror in the Wax Museum
  • Southcott
1973
No Score Yet The Man
  • South African Consul
1972
83% Chisum
  • Tunstall
1970
No Score Yet In Enemy Country
  • Gen. Lloyd Griffis
1968
No Score Yet The Devil's Brigade
  • Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten
1968
No Score Yet The Way West
  • Col. Grant
1967
No Score Yet Six Gun Law
  • Actor
1962
92% Auntie Mame
  • Lindsay Woolsey
1958
43% From the Earth to the Moon
  • Josef Cartier
1958
40% Band of Angels
  • Charles de Marigny
1957
No Score Yet No Man's Woman
  • Wayne Vincent
1955
No Score Yet World for Ransom
  • Julian March
1954
No Score Yet Mutiny
  • Capt. Ben Waldridge
1952
No Score Yet Tarzan's Savage Fury
  • Edwards
1952
No Score Yet Three Came Home
  • Harry Keith
1950
No Score Yet The Big Steal
  • Fiske
1949
No Score Yet Dream Girl
  • Jim Lucas
1948
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Himself
1947
No Score Yet Ivy
  • Roger Gretorex
1947
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire
  • Duc de Chandre
1946
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage
  • Griffiths
1946
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Boots
  • Lance Gale
1946
No Score Yet O.S.S.
  • Commander Brady
1946
No Score Yet Crazy House
  • Edmund 'Mac' MacLean
1943
No Score Yet Hit the Ice
  • Dr. William 'Bill' Burns
1943
25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
  • Dr. Frank Mannering
1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day
  • Courier
1943
No Score Yet Who Done It?
  • Jim Turner
1942
No Score Yet The Mystery of Marie Roget
  • Dr. Paul Dupin
1942
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
  • Actor
1942
94% The Wolf Man
  • Frank Andrews
1941
90% How Green Was My Valley
  • Ivor Morgan
1941
No Score Yet Anne of Windy Poplars
  • Gilbert Blythe
1940
81% Another Thin Man
  • Dudley Horn
1939
No Score Yet Five Came Back
  • Judson Ellis
1939
No Score Yet Torchy Blane in Chinatown
  • Capt. Condon
1939
No Score Yet Beauty for the Asking
  • Denny Williams
1939
No Score Yet The Sisters
  • Norman French
1938
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd
  • Patterson Buckley
1938
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Will Scarlet
1938
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After
  • Henry Grant
1937
83% Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Capt. Perry Vickers
1936
No Score Yet Crown vs. Stevens
  • Chris Jansen
1936
No Score Yet The Guv'nor (Mister Hobo)
  • Paul
1935
No Score Yet Chu Chin Chow
  • Omar
1934

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