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Knight Without Armour (published in the USA as Without Armour) is a British thriller novel by James Hilton, first published in 1933. A British secret agent in Russia rescues the daughter of a Tsarist minister from a group of Bolshevik revolutionaries.


The novel was the basis for the 1937 British film Knight Without Armour directed by Jacques Feyder and starring Marlene Dietrich and Robert Donat.[1] It was made at Denham Studios by Alexander Korda's London Films. Hilton's original story was adapted into a screenplay by Frances Marion, Lajos Bíró and Arthur Wimperis.


  • Head, Dominic. The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Cambridge University Press, 2006.


  1. ^ "'Knight Without Armour'". Arts and Entertainment. The Times (47708). London. 11 June 1937. p. 14.