Canadian Actor

Alexander Knox

  • Jan 16, 1907 - Apr 25, 1995 (age 88)
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1995
Alexander Knox
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Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox passed away.
1985
Joshua Then and Now
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MovieMay 17, 1985

Joshua Then and Now

Successful Montréal-based writer Joshua Shapiro, in middle …
Successful Montréal-based writer Joshua Shapiro, in middle age, is facing both professional and personal crises, which make him reflect on his unusual life bringing him to where he is today. That success belies having grown up in the working class Jewish district of the city with his multi-career father, Reuben Shapiro (with most of those careers veering into the realm of the illegal), and his mother, Esther Shapiro, whose penchant for performing, which she demonstrated much to the delight of Joshua's friends at his bar mitzvah, took her into her own highly "exposed" career. Wanting to go to Spain to cover the conflict there in his younger years, he initially went to London instead, where he met arguably two of who would be the most important people in his life. The first is writer Sidney Murdoch, the two who eventually came up with a money making scheme at that time which is now the cause for one of those crises. The other is who was named Pauline Fraser (née Hornby) at the time of their initial meeting, she and her husband Colin Fraser left wing activists, which belied her blood blood WASP upbringing in Canada, the daughter of a Canadian senator. Love at first sight for Joshua, he was able to steal Pauline away from Colin for her to become Mrs. Joshua Shapiro. Beyond Pauline wanting an identity of her own beyond being Mrs. Joshua Shapiro or being mother to their eventual children, Pauline being devoted to her irresponsible jet setting brother, Kevin Hornby, is the cause for another of those crises.
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1983
Gorky Park
MovieDec 15, 1983

Gorky Park

An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly …
An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow's Gorky Park. He finds that no one really wants him to solve the crime because it is just the tip of a complex conspiracy which involves the highest levels of the Moscow city government.
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1979
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
TV ShowSep 10, 1979

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a …
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 1979 seven-part drama spy miniseries made by BBC TV. John Irvin directed and Jonathan Powell produced this adaptation of John le Carré's novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974). The miniseries, which stars Alec Guinness, Alexander Knox, Ian Richardson, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Bannen, George Sewell and Michael Aldridge, was shown in the United Kingdom from 10 September to 22 October 1979 and in the United States beginning on 29 September 1980.
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1971
Nicholas and Alexandra
MovieNov 29, 1971

Nicholas and Alexandra

The tragic story of Nicholas II …
The tragic story of Nicholas II (Michael Jayston), the last Czar of Russia, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. It is an inside look into the private lives of Nicholas and his wife Alexandra (Janet Suzman), their daughters, their only son, and the painful secret about their son and heir apparent which bound the Imperial Couple to the mystical Grigori Rasputin (Tom Baker), and the eventual execution of the entire family.
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Puppet on a Chain
MovieAug 2, 1971

Puppet on a Chain

Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in …
Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in Amsterdam to investigate a heroin smuggling ring. He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do ...
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1970
Skullduggery
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MovieMar 6, 1970

Skullduggery

An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes …
An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man. However, the influence of modern man is to have devastating effects upon these forgotten people.
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1968
Shalako
MovieSep 26, 1968

Shalako

In 1880 New Mexico, a group of European hunters runs afoul …
In 1880 New Mexico, a group of European hunters runs afoul of the Apache but is aided by an ex-cavalryman turned guide.
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Villa Rides
MovieMay 29, 1968

Villa Rides

Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an …
Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.
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1967
How I Won the War
MovieOct 18, 1967

How I Won the War

This movie features Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as …
This movie features Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as ill-fated enlisted men under the inept command of Lieutenant Ernest Goodbody (Michael Crawford). The story unwinds mostly in flashbacks of Lieutenant Goodbody who has lower-class beginnings and education which make him a poor officer who commands one of the worst units of the Army.
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Accident
MovieFeb 9, 1967

Accident

At Oxford, Austrian student Anna von Graz (Jacqueline …
At Oxford, Austrian student Anna von Graz (Jacqueline Sassard) is dating fellow student William (Michael York), whom she plans to marry, but she ends up sleeping with two unhappily married Oxford professors instead.
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1966
Khartoum
MovieJun 9, 1966

Khartoum

After an Egyptian Army, commanded by British …
After an Egyptian Army, commanded by British officers, is destroyed in a battle in the Sudan in the 1880s, the British government is in a quandary. It does not want to commit a British military force to a foreign war, but they have a commitment to protect the Egyptians in Khartoum. They decide to ask General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Charlton Heston), something of a folk hero in the Sudan, as he had cleared the area of the slave trade, to arrange for the evacuation. Gordon agrees, but also decides to defend the city against the forces of Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi (Sir Laurence Olivier), "The Expected One", and tries to force the British to commit troops.
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Modesty Blaise
MovieMay 5, 1966

Modesty Blaise

A spy spoof in the 1960s tradition, featuring the comic book …
A spy spoof in the 1960s tradition, featuring the comic book heroine Modesty Blaise (Monica Vitti) set in the Italian Mediterranean.
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1965
Crack in the World
MovieFeb 24, 1965

Crack in the World

Dr. Stephen Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the …
Dr. Stephen Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the earth. Despite dire warnings by fellow scientist Ted Rampion, Dr. Sorenson proceeds with the experiment after secretly learning that he is terminally ill. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the Earth's crust, which threatens to split the Earth in two if it is not stopped in time.
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1964
Woman of Straw
MovieApr 28, 1964

Woman of Straw

A ruthless tycoon, whom his nephew (Anthony "Tony" …
A ruthless tycoon, whom his nephew (Anthony "Tony" Richmond) hates as he had both deprived his father of half of the family business and had (after his father had committed suicide) married his mother. A nurse (Maria) from a poor Italian family, is initially hired to care for the tycoon. She initially dislikes him because he abuses his employees. Tony convinces Maria to persist in his employ, however, telling her that he plans to bequeath his entire (fifty million pound) fortune to charity. He plans to help her marry him, then to help him change his will, and (perhaps) then to help her achieve her inheritance, all for a payoff of one million pounds.
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1963
In the Cool of the Day
MovieMay 29, 1963

In the Cool of the Day

After he mends a marital rift …
After he mends a marital rift between a vacationing young couple, the bored, fragile wife falls hopelessly in love with the husband's ex-colleague who is married to a long-suffering and emotionally and physically scarred woman. The couple soon run off to Greece together to pursue the romance.
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The Damned
MovieMay 20, 1963

The Damned

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled …
An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.
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1962
The Saint
TV ShowOct 4, 1962

The Saint

The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series …
The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the United Kingdom on ITV between 1962 and 1969. It was based on the literary character Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in the 1920s and featured in many novels over the years. He was played by Roger Moore. Templar helps those whom conventional agencies are powerless or unwilling to protect, often using methods that skirt the law. Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal is his nominal nemesis who considers Templar a common criminal, but often grudgingly tolerates his actions for the greater good.
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The Longest Day
MovieSep 25, 1962

The Longest Day

In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion …
In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.
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1960
Crack in the Mirror
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MovieMay 19, 1960

Crack in the Mirror

Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A …
Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A melodrama about two love triangles. In the first, Hagalin is killed by his mistress and her lover. In the second, attorney Lamorciere discovers her woman would like to elope with his assistant. During the trial against two murderer lovers, attorney agrees to a minor sentence for them.
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Oscar Wilde
MovieMay 1, 1960

Oscar Wilde

In the 1890s, famed writer Oscar Wilde embarks on a …
In the 1890s, famed writer Oscar Wilde embarks on a relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, despite his marriage to Constance. As their relationship creates a public scandal and feeds the outrage of Alfred's father, the Marquis of Queensberry, Wilde charges the Marquis with libel - a decision that turns against him when the Marquis' lawyer leads him to admit to his homosexuality, resulting in Wilde's own prosecution.
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1959
The Wreck of the Mary Deare
MovieNov 6, 1959

The Wreck of the Mary Deare

A disgraced merchant …
A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.
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Operation Amsterdam
MovieJan 12, 1959

Operation Amsterdam

When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence …
When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence officer and two Dutch diamond merchants go to Amsterdam to persuade the Dutch diamond merchants to evacuate their diamond supplies to England.
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1958
The Two-Headed Spy
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MovieNov 17, 1958

The Two-Headed Spy

This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's …
This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.
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Intent to Kill
MovieJul 16, 1958

Intent to Kill

A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to …
A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to assist in a delicate brain operation on a South American President, who is in hiding from a gang of assassins.
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The Vikings
MovieJun 11, 1958

The Vikings

Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a …
Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria in Britain becomes free for the taking, the two brothers compete against one another for the prize, but they have very different motives - both involving the princess Morgana, however.
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Chase a Crooked Shadow
MovieJan 16, 1958

Chase a Crooked Shadow

A man shows up at …
A man shows up at Kimberley Prescott's villa claiming to be her brother. But Ward Prescott died in a car accident a year ago, so how can this man be him? Despite Kim's protests that the stranger isn't her brother, everyone else accepts him, including their uncle. Kim begins to fear for her sanity and her life.
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Davy
MovieJan 2, 1958

Davy

The Mad Morgans are a family song and dance act touring …
The Mad Morgans are a family song and dance act touring the British Music Halls. Young Davy is the star of the act but should he stay with his family or strike out on his own ?
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1957
High Tide at Noon
MovieApr 30, 1957

High Tide at Noon

Set on an island off of Nova Scotia, Canada, the jealousies and …
Set on an island off of Nova Scotia, Canada, the jealousies and loves of the islanders unfold at a casual pace until economic necessity drives them to the mainland.
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1956
Reach for the Sky
MovieJul 5, 1956

Reach for the Sky

The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the …
The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.
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1955
Alias John Preston
MovieDec 14, 1955

Alias John Preston

Wealthy John Preston arrives in small town Deanbridge. He …
Wealthy John Preston arrives in small town Deanbridge. He invests in local businesses and gets involved in community affairs. Eventually, he meets a local belle, Sally, and wins her from her current boyfriend. She agrees to marry him. Then, he begins to have strange dreams about Sylvia, a beautiful woman from his past, who comes to Deanbridge to blackmail him. In his dream, Preston strangles the scheming woman, but is then confronted by a strange Frenchman. He tells his dream to Dr. Walton, who feels Preston is suppressing things in his past, and should regain his memory before marrying Sally.
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The Night My Number Came Up
MovieMar 22, 1955

The Night My Number Came Up

On a routine flight from Hong …
On a routine flight from Hong Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.
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1954
The Divided Heart
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MovieNov 9, 1954

The Divided Heart

A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly …
A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The case must be decided in court, which must decide with whom the boy will be better off.
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The Sleeping Tiger
MovieJun 21, 1954

The Sleeping Tiger

After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he …
After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation rather than arrest but the therapist's wife becomes infatuated with him.
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1952
Europe '51
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MovieSep 12, 1952

Europe '51

Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in …
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in need who cross her path. One day she offers shelter to a man who is evading justice, and she ends being arrested herself. Her husband, for the sake of social propriety, arranges for a doctor to declare her insane. Irene escapes one prison to enter another, and to reflect on what sort of society she lives in.
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1951
Man in the Saddle
MovieDec 2, 1951

Man in the Saddle

A private deadly feud ensues when ruthless wealthy rancher Will …
A private deadly feud ensues when ruthless wealthy rancher Will Isham attempts a takeover of small rancher Owen Merritt's land and marries Owen's old flame, Laure Bidwell.
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The Son of Dr. Jekyll
MovieOct 31, 1951

The Son of Dr. Jekyll

Edward Jekyll, ignorant of …
Edward Jekyll, ignorant of how his father had brought forth death and destruction with his experiments, is pursuing a chemist career despite the fact that he has been discharged from school or his unorthodox experimentations. When the time comes for his father's estate, which had been put in trust, Edward first learns of his father's actions and rather than ignore the matter, sets out to prove that human personality can be changed by certain chemical stimulations. But he hasn't reckoned on Dr. Curtis Lanyon, a prominent doctor and close friend of the family. Lanyon wants to get his hands on the estate and resorts to murder and frame-ups to make Edward appear to be as insane as his father.
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Two of a Kind
MovieJun 29, 1951

Two of a Kind

Brandy Kirby and crooked Lawyer Vincent Mailer plan to rob …
Brandy Kirby and crooked Lawyer Vincent Mailer plan to rob William and Maida McIntyre by producing a convincing double for their long-lost son. Brandy charms gambler Lefty Farrell into impersonating the missing son. Kathy, the McIntyre's niece, who likes Lefty, introduces him to the McIntyres who soon become convinced he is their son, but the old man refuses to change his will. Lefty balks at killing McIntyre and exposes Mailer's attempted swindle. Brandy and Lefty end up together as "two of a kind."
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I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
MovieFeb 17, 1951

I'd Climb the Highest Mountain

The simple told story, based …
The simple told story, based on Corra Harris' biographical book, of a Methodist minister, called to a north-Georgia mountain-community in 1910 who, with his gently-bred new bride, meets the problems and crises of his circuit-riding congregation fearlessly and honestly.
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1949
Tokyo Joe
MovieOct 26, 1949

Tokyo Joe

An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre …
An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.
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1948
The Sign of the Ram
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MovieMar 3, 1948

The Sign of the Ram

The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her …
The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves, and her machinations almost drive the son's fiance to suicide. As the family realizes what she is doing, she becomes even more calculating - and mentally unbalanced.
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The Judge Steps Out
MovieFeb 1, 1948

The Judge Steps Out

A Boston judge bored with his life leaves his family and heads …
A Boston judge bored with his life leaves his family and heads off for adventure. He gets a job as a short-order cook at a roadside diner and soon finds romance with the pretty owner. He also gets involved in helping her adopt an orphan. His bliss may be short-lived when he has to choose between staying at the diner or returning home.
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1947
Andrew Knox
ChildNovember 1947

Andrew Knox

Born in Hollywood, he was the son of Alexander Knox and Doris …
Born in Hollywood, he was the son of Alexander Knox and Doris Nolan. He was educated at the City of London School and Cambridge University where he graduated in English. At Cambridge, he first acted with the Marlowe Society in classical roles. He acted in Africa and on both coasts of America in experimental theatre. He met actress Imogen Hassall (after her divorce from her first husband) when appearing in a play together. They married, but the marriage was short-lived. In 1987 (when his career had nosedived), he boarded a Jersey ferry bound for the mainland to visit a friend in London. When the ferry docked, he was not on board. He is presumed to have either drowned accidentally or to have committed suicide.
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1946
Sister Kenny
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MovieSep 29, 1946

Sister Kenny

Elizabeth Kenny, as a young nurse out in the Australian bush …
Elizabeth Kenny, as a young nurse out in the Australian bush discovers an effective treatment for polio, but can't get official recognition or sanction for her techniques and theories. For more than three decades (while she tells her fiancée she can't marry him, and repeatedly confronts the pigheaded orthopedic specialist Dr. Brack), she is prevented from treating acute cases and is ridiculed, while she seeks formal recognition for the efficacy of her treatment.
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1945
Over 21
MovieJul 25, 1945

Over 21

A woman screenwriter lives in a shabby bungalow in order to …
A woman screenwriter lives in a shabby bungalow in order to be near her husband, a 39-year-old newspaper editor who has just joined the army.
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1944
Doris Knox
MarriageDecember 1944

Doris Knox

Doris Knox was an actress.
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Doris Nolan
MarriageDecember 1944

Doris Nolan

Doris Nolan (July 14, 1916 – July 29, 1998) was an American …
Doris Nolan (July 14, 1916 – July 29, 1998) was an American actress best known for her Broadway roles and her appearance in the 1938 movie Holiday. She appeared in a number of plays and Hollywood movies during the 1930s and 1940s. Later she moved to Britain, where she made guest appearances on British television shows.
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Wilson
MovieJul 1, 1944

Wilson

The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, …
The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, beginning with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey, and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States. During his terms in office, Wilson must deal with the death of his first wife, the onslaught of German hostilities leading to American involvement in the Great War, and his own country's reticence to join the League of Nations.
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None Shall Escape
MovieFeb 3, 1944

None Shall Escape

The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial …
The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.
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Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Award1944

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Won award for "Wilson".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nomination1944

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Nominated for "Wilson".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor
Nomination1944

Best Actor

Nominated for "Wilson".
Academy Award
1942
Commandos Strike at Dawn
MovieDec 30, 1942

Commandos Strike at Dawn

A gentle widower, enraged at …
A gentle widower, enraged at Nazi atrocities against his peaceful Norwegian fishing village, escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the oppressors.
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This Above All
MovieMay 12, 1942

This Above All

Aristocratic Prudence Cathaway shocks her family by enlisting …
Aristocratic Prudence Cathaway shocks her family by enlisting in the WAFs. After enlisting, a fellow WAF sets her up on a blind date with handsome, but moody Clive Briggs. Prudence learns Clive is a deserter, but still loves him and senses he'll eventually prove himself a patriot.
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1941
The Sea Wolf
MovieMar 21, 1941

The Sea Wolf

Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster …
Humphrey van Weyden, a writer, and fugitives Ruth Webster and George Leach have been given refuge aboard the sealer "Ghost," captained by the cruel Wolf Larsen. The crew mutinies against Larsen's many crimes, and though van Weyden, Ruth, and George try to escape Larsen's clutches, they find themselves drawn inexorably back to him as the "Ghost" sails toward disaster.
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1938
The Gaunt Stranger
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MovieOct 27, 1938

The Gaunt Stranger

A suspense thriller with virtually the entire cast under suspicion of …
A suspense thriller with virtually the entire cast under suspicion of murder. In this, the third of at least 4 film versions of the Edgar Wallace story, John Longden plays the police inspector for the second time. The inspector and a police surgeon team up to find the killer who has just announced his (or her) intention to kill a lawyer.
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1907
Alexander Knox
Birth1907

Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox was born.
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