Wednesday, November 20, 2013

RIP Mickey Knox

Abraham ‘Mickey’ Knox, known to all Europena western fans for writing the English dialogue for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” passed away in Los Angeles, California on November 15, 2013. He was 88. Born in New York City on December 12, 1921 Knox began his career in show business as an actor who appeared in several films before being blacklisted. Moving to Italy to find work, he worked on the English dialogue for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), “Black Jack” (1968) and “Once Upon a Time in the West”. When the blacklist ended, he returned to acting, appearing in such films as “Bolero” (1984) and “The Godfather Part III” (1990). Woody Harrelson's character in Natural Born Killers was named after him.


  1. Knox actually appeared in two movies called Beyond the Law in the same year, the other being the experimental cop movie directed by his friend Norman Mailer.

  2. I doubt that he was in the WAI of that name. No role name given, it's quite obvious that his appearance in Mailer's film led to mix-ups.

  3. I agree Fatman and with Samuel's comment IMDb probably confused the two films. I've tried to find him in the Van Cleef film and never could pin point his appearance so I will delete that from his Euro-western resume. Gracias to both of you for your comments.