German-Speaking Emigrés
in British Cinema

A Biographical Database



Title of The Play THE BIG KNIFE
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Premiere 1954
Place of Premiere Duke of York's Theatre, London
Language(s) English
Based on/Source  
Director Sam Wanamaker
Author Clifford Odets
Cast Philip Vickers, Sam Wanamaker, Diane Cilento, Renee Asherson, Frederick Valk, George Coulouris, Meier Tzelniker, Natalie Lynn
Literature Robert Muller: Hollywood Laid Bare. Picture Post, 12 December 1953
Times, 2 January 1954
Jewish Chronicle, 8 January 1954
Spectator, 8 January 1954
Punch, 13 January 1954
Special notes "Frederick Valk is quite terrifying as the villain of the piece, the film magnate, who will stop short of nothing to attain his object." (Jewish Chronicle)

Home Page... Southampton University... Film Studies.