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The Man Who Knew Too Much ()


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A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

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Bob Lawrence
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Jill Lawrence
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Abbott
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Ramon Levine
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Clive
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Betty Lawrence
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Louis Bernard
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Nurse Agnes
D.A. Clarke-Smith ...
Binstead (as D.A. Clarke Smith)
George Curzon ...
Gibson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Atkinson ...
Policeman Shot Behind Mattress (uncredited)
Betty Baskcomb ...
Lawrence's Maid (uncredited)
Cot D'Ordan ...
Concierge (uncredited)
Tony De Lungo ...
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
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Mrs. Brockett (uncredited)
Pat Hagan ...
Policeman at Siege (uncredited)
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Secretary (uncredited)
Edward A. Hill-Mitchelson ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Man in the Raincoat Passing The Bus (uncredited)
James Knight ...
Police Inspector (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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George Barbor - Dentist (uncredited)
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Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Frederick Piper ...
Policeman with Rifle (uncredited)
H.G. Stoker ...
Police Chief at Siege (uncredited)
Robert Brooks Turner ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Vyvyan ...
Baker - Policeman Shot at Front Door (uncredited)
Percy Walsh ...
Detective Inspector (uncredited)
Hal Walters ...
Postman (uncredited)
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Rawlings - Gang Member (uncredited)
Edward Wild ...
Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

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Charles Bennett ... (by) and
D.B. Wyndham-Lewis ... (by) (as D.B. Wyndham Lewis)
 
Edwin Greenwood ... (scenario) and
A.R. Rawlinson ... (scenario)
 
Emlyn Williams ... (additional dialogue)

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Ivor Montagu ... associate producer
Michael Balcon ... producer (uncredited)

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Arthur Benjamin

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Curt Courant ... (photography)

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Hugh Stewart ... (as H.St.C.Stewart)

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Alfred Junge

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Richard Beville ... unit production manager

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Pen Tennyson ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Peter Proud ... sets (uncredited)

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F. McNally ... recordist

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Albert Whitlock ... miniatures assistant (uncredited)

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Ted Lloyd ... camera operator (uncredited)
Peter Sargent ... clapper-boy (uncredited)

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Louis Levy ... musical director
Charles Williams ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

While holidaying in Switzerland, Lawrence and his wife Jill are asked by a dying friend, Louis Bernard, to get information hidden in his room to the British Consulate. They get the information, but when they deny having it, their daughter Betty is kidnapped. It turns out that Louis was a Foreign Office spy and the information has to do with the assassination of a foreign dignitary. Having managed to trace his daughter's kidnappers back to London, Lawrence learns that the assassination will take place during a concert at the Albert Hall. It is left to Jill, however, to stop the assassination. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines Public Enemy No. 1 of all the world... See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'homme qui en savait trop (France)
  • Der Mann, der zuviel wußte (Germany)
  • El hombre que sabía demasiado (Spain)
  • O anthropos pou ixere polla (Greece)
  • Manden der vidste for meget (Denmark)
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  • 75 min
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Budget GBP40,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Peter Lorre arrived in Great Britain, his first meeting with a British director was with Sir Alfred Hitchcock. By smiling and laughing as Hitchcock talked, the director was unaware that Lorre, a Hungarian, had a limited command of the English language. Hitchcock subsequently decided to cast Lorre in this movie, and the young actor learned much of his part phonetically. See more »
Goofs (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. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Storm Clouds Cantata See more »
Quotes Abbott: Tell her they may soon be leaving us. Leaving us for a long, long journey. How is it that Shakespeare says? "From which no traveler returns." Great poet.
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