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 ... More Less

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. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Mar 35
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
29 Mar 35
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Jan 36
p. 1.
New York Times
23 Mar 35
p. 11.
Variety
8 Jan 35
p. 39.
Variety
4 Apr 35
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 April 1935
Premiere Information:
London opening: December 1934
New York opening: week of 21 March 1935
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, England
Copyright Claimant:
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Copyright Date:
9 December 1934
Copyright Number:
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 ... +


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. +

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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