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They Knew Mr. Knight (1946)

A random accident brings struggling businessman Thomas Blake into contact with Mr Knight, a successful financier. Knight encourages him to take risks with his money and his honour, and Blake discovers that all that glitters is not gold.

Director:

Norman Walker

Writers:

Victor MacLure (screen adaptation) (as Victor MacClure), Dorothy Whipple (novel)
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Mervyn Johns ... Tom Blake
Nora Swinburne ... Celia Blake
Joyce Howard ... Freda Blake
Joan Greenwood ... Ruth Blake
Peter Hammond ... Douglas Blake
Marie Ault ... Grandma Blake
Frederick Cooper Frederick Cooper ... Edward Blake
Grace Arnold ... Isabel Blake
Alfred Drayton ... Mr. Knight
Olive Sloane ... Mrs. Knight
Joan Maude ... Carrie Porritt
Kenneth Kove ... Coggie Selby
Frederick Burtwell Frederick Burtwell ... Mr. Berry
Winifred Oughton Winifred Oughton ... Mrs. Greene
Tarva Penna Tarva Penna ... Mr. Greene
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A random accident brings struggling businessman Thomas Blake into contact with Mr Knight, a successful financier. Knight encourages him to take risks with his money and his honour, and Blake discovers that all that glitters is not gold.

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Tom Blake: [of Lincoln Cathedral] Funny to think of this and prison side by side isn't it?
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Kiss Me Goodnight
(uncredited)
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by William Kernell
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Accidents, Mistakes And Fate
23 January 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Mervyn Johns is the son of the man who used to own the local iron works, and a major works it was. His father had lost it all. Now Johns works for the place at a decent, if modest salary, raising, with his wife, three children. One day he encounters great financier Alfred Drayton, who advises him on how to regain control.

However, things begin to go awry. His children become snobbish, they move into a house they can't afford.... and financial pressures drive Johns to desperate measures... and to the truth.

Norman Walker directs this quietly religious movie, as he often did in those days, for Rank's WHV division of his film empire, the portion reserved for religious movies. It's perfectly cast, with Johns playing, as he did, a small man surrounded by a family that is, in the end, a loving one.

Some people will find this work, based on a novel by Dorothy Whipple, to be a bit overt. I, who have no clear faith of my own, find it a fine work about the human heart and its redemption.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Epikindyni gnorimia See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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