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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre

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In this film, Hitchcock's original version, the Lawrence family finds trouble on their Switzerland vacation. Their friend Louis Bernard is shot, and his last words direct them to a secret message hidden in his hairbrush. The message is a warning of an assasination attempt to take place in London's Albert Hall. The assasins find out the Lawrence's have been informed and kidnap the couple's daughter, Betty, to keep them quiet. Following the clues, Bob Lawrence travels to London and finds the criminals' hideout at a temple of sun worshipers, reveals their location to the police, and ends in a major shoot-out.
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Script Analysis of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   preventing an assassination Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal kidnappers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Switzerland Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   skiing off City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   building    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   None

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