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Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1935) Movie Information

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Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1935)
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Overall Rank:

4535

Avg. Rating:

2.66/4

# of Ratings:

45

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/15/1935

DVD Release:

01/15/2013

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Actors:

Leslie Banks
Edna Best
Peter Lorre
Frank Vosper
Hugh Wakefield
Nova Pilbeam

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

At their dying friend's wish, Lawrence and his wife Jill recover information from a British Consulate. Yet this information, regarding an assassination attempt, results in the kidnapping of their daughter. While the husband goes after the daughter, it is up to his wife to prevent the assassination. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 02/02/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

It's smart and fast paced, but lacks suspense. Never boring, yet not as involving as Hitchcock's usual work. I still enjoy this mostly for Peter Lorre's performance.

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Daniel Corleone 12/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Film's starts to get interesting when Bob and Jillís child Betty was abducted. Abbott (Peter Lorre) is the perpetrator and has plans of killing an Ambassador. The first half of the film was slow, with lack of better character development. Its pace picks up when Mr. Lawrence reunites with his kidnapped daughter. Has a decent score and earnest performances. Not enough depth from the antagonists nor thrilling scenes to keep it exciting, The Man Who Knew Too Much had a good premise, it only manages to entertain in the latter portion while the plot seems to go in different directions at times.

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Allison 11/16/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

I recently saw this movie the only way I could get it - with narration for the blind. I really didn't need to hear Peter Lorre described as the short man but oh well.

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