Jane Baxter
(Movies & TV)
Ray Milland
(Movies & TV)
Anthony Dawson
(Movies & TV)
Audrey Hepburn
(Movies & TV)
Grace Kelly
(Movies & TV)
Alan MacNaughtan
(Movies & TV)

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Frederick Knott

Knowledge Identifier: +Frederick_Knott


Frederick Knott

English playwright, best known for writing the London-based stage thriller Dial M for Murder, which was later filmed in Hollywood by Alfred Hitchcock add

Category: Literature

Born in 1916.

Countries: United States (47%), United Kingdom (27%), Seychelles (20%)

Main connections: Jane Baxter, Ray Milland, Anthony Dawson

Linked to: Oundle School, BBC, Category:Alumni of the University of Cambridge, Category:People educated at Oundle School




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Frederick Knott was born in 1916 add something


He was educated at Oundle School from 1929 to 1934 and later gained a law degree from Cambridge University add something


He served in the British Army from 1939 to 1946, rising to the rank of Major, and eventually moved to the United States add something


As a theatre piece, it premiered at the Westminster Theatre in Victoria, London, in June 1952, directed by John Fernald and starring Alan MacNaughtan and Jane Baxter add something


Knott wrote the screenplay for the 1954 Hollywood movie which Hitchcock filmed for Warner Brothers in 3D, starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly, with Anthony Dawson and John Williams reprising their characters from the New York stage production, which had brought Williams a Tony Award for his role as Inspector Hubbard add something


In 1960, Knott wrote the stage thriller "Write Me a Murder", which was produced at the Belasco Theatre in New York in October 1961 add something


In 1966, Knott's stage play "Wait Until Dark" was produced on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre add something


However, the movie version released in 1967 had Audrey Hepburn in the lead role add something

Frederick Knott died in 2002 add something