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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) Poster

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Continuity 

(at around 21 mins) When Bob Lawrence and his daughter exit the chalet porch to watch the trap shoot, Bob pushes the left door outwards. When the camera cuts to an outside view of their leaving the building, it's the other door that is swinging shut, and it is closing from the inside.
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When Mrs. Lawrence faints, her right arm, holding the letter, is straight. In the next close-up shot her arm is bent.
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The position of Mr. Lawrence's cigarette varies between shots when he is in the Tabernacle church.
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The first time Mr. Lawrence smokes in the Tabernacle church, we never see him light his cigarette, yet it starts smoking.
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When Mr. Lawrence is waiting for the woman to bring in Betty, his hand with the cigarette switches positions in between shots.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the scene where the man is shot through the window, near the beginning of the film, just before he is shot, he turns to face another man. At that time, you can see the beginnings of a blood stain on his shirt next to his lapel...before he's shot!
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When the two police officers are preparing to shoot out the window, the blind suddenly goes up even though neither man had touched it.
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Spoilers 

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Revealing mistakes 

Abbott's suicide is rather unconvincingly portrayed: the puff of smoke that emerges from the side of the door, in accordance with the angle at which he is holding his Mauser C96 when the door is pulled back, along with the fast timing of the scene, makes it seem at best extremely unlikely that the gun could have been pointed at his chest (where his hand is clutched) at the time the shot was heard.
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