The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935)

74-75 or 80 mins | Drama | 15 April 1935

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HISTORY

According to HR, Peter Lorre was placed in a sanitarium, due to his poor health, in London for one month during the filming of this picture. Modern credits include Prod Michael Balcon and Sets Peter Proud in the production. ...

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According to HR, Peter Lorre was placed in a sanitarium, due to his poor health, in London for one month during the filming of this picture. Modern credits include Prod Michael Balcon and Sets Peter Proud in the production.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Mar 1935
p. 7
Hollywood Reporter
29 Mar 1935
p. 7
Hollywood Reporter
18 Jan 1936
p. 1
New York Times
23 Mar 1935
p. 11
Variety
8 Jan 1935
p. 39
Variety
4 Apr 1935
p. 17
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 April 1935
Premiere Information:
London opening: Dec 1934; New York opening: week of 21 Mar 1935
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, England
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
9 December 1934
LP5517
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
74-75 or 80
Length(in feet):
6,764
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

On vacation in St. Moritz, Bob and Jill Lawrence and their daughter Betty befriend a foreigner staying in their hotel. One evening as Jill dances with the man, he is shot through the window. As he dies, he begs Jill to retrieve a note from his room and deliver it to the British consul. Before Bob can fulfil the man's wish, he is handed a note by Betty's kidnappers. The couple returns to England and learns that the kidnappers plan to assassinate a powerful foreign visitor at Albert Hall. Jill attends the concert and distracts the gunman with a scream. The assassins are captured by the police, and Betty is returned to her ...

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On vacation in St. Moritz, Bob and Jill Lawrence and their daughter Betty befriend a foreigner staying in their hotel. One evening as Jill dances with the man, he is shot through the window. As he dies, he begs Jill to retrieve a note from his room and deliver it to the British consul. Before Bob can fulfil the man's wish, he is handed a note by Betty's kidnappers. The couple returns to England and learns that the kidnappers plan to assassinate a powerful foreign visitor at Albert Hall. Jill attends the concert and distracts the gunman with a scream. The assassins are captured by the police, and Betty is returned to her parents.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Espionage


Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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