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Dr. Knox (Character)
from Burke and Hare (2010)

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Burke and Hare -- WILLIAM BURKE (Simon Pegg) and WILLIAM HARE (Andy Serkis) are scratching out a living in 1820s Edinburgh.  After yet another failed business venture, they return to Hare's lodging house to find that a tenant has suddenly died on rent day.  As the boys decide how to dispose of the body over a drink, they discover that a corpse can fetch a hefty price.
Burke and Hare -- A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.
Burke and Hare -- A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

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Alternate Names:
Doctor Robert Knox / Doctor Thomas Rock / Dr. Cox / Dr. Robert Knox / Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane / Mac Farlane / MacFarlane


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  1. Burke and Hare (2010) Played by Tom Wilkinson (as Doctor Robert Knox)

  2. The Doctor and the Devils (1985) Played by Timothy Dalton (as Doctor Thomas Rock)

  3. "El quinto jinete"
        - El ladrón de cadáveres (1975) TV episode, Played by Jack Taylor (as Mac Farlane)
  4. Burke & Hare (1972) Played by Harry Andrews
    ... aka "The Bodysnatchers" - USA (alternative title)

  5. "Mystery and Imagination"
        - The Body Snatcher (1966) TV episode, Played by Ian Holm (as MacFarlane)
  6. "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour"
    ... aka "Hitchcock Hour" - Japan (English title)
        - The McGregor Affair (1964) TV episode, Played by John Hoyt
  7. The Flesh and the Fiends (1960) Played by Peter Cushing (as Dr. Robert Knox)
    ... aka "Mania" - USA

  8. "ITV Play of the Week"
        - The Anatomist (1956) TV episode, Played by Alastair Sim
  9. The Anatomist (1956) (TV) Played by Alastair Sim

  10. Horror Maniacs (1948) Played by Arnold Bell (as Dr. Cox)
    ... aka "The Greed of William Hart" - UK (original title)
  11. The Body Snatcher (1945) Played by Henry Daniell (as Dr. Wolfe 'Toddy' MacFarlane)
    ... aka "Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)

  12. The Anatomist (1939) (TV) Played by Andrew Cruickshank

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From Burke and Hare (2010)
Doctor Robert Knox: That's the third rotter I've had from McTavish and his gang of grave robbers in the last three weeks.
Doctor Robert Knox: I can't go on like this.
Patterson: Is there anything I can do Doctor?
Doctor Robert Knox: You could start praying, Patterson, for the one thing that could save us.
Patterson: And what's that sir?
Doctor Robert Knox: An enormous and awful calamity right here in Edinburgh. An accident or a - or a natural disaster. Something which generates the large numbers of cadavers I need for my work.
Patterson: Wouldn't that be nice sir?
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