Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Bob and Jill Lawrence are a British couple on vacation in Switzerland, with their daughter Betty, where the wife Jill is participating in a clay pigeon shooting contest. They befriend a foreigner, Louis Bernard, who is staying in their very hotel. One evening, as Jill is dancing, she witnesses the foreigner being killed. Before dying, he passes onto them some vital information to be delivered to the British consul. To ensure their silence, the assassins, led by a Mr Abbott , kidnap the Lawrences' daughter. Unable to seek help from the police, the couple return to England After following a series of leads, they discover that the group intends to assassinate the head of state of an unidentified European country during a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The wife, Jill attends the concert and distracts the gunman with a scream.

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock

Written by 
Charles Bennett and D. B. Wyndham-Lewis

Leslie Banks as Bob
Edna Best as Jill
Peter Lorre as Abbott
Frank Vosper as Ramon
Hugh Wakefield as Clive
Nova Pilbeam as Betty Lawrence
Pierre Fresnay as Louis
Cicely Oates as Nurse Agnes
B. A. Clarke Smith as Binstead
George Curzon as Gibson