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The Man Who Knew Too Much [1934 film] (1934)

by Alfred Hitchcock (Director), Charles Bennett (Screenwriter), D. B. Wyndham Lewis (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Leslie Banks (Actor), Edna Best (Actor), Peter Lorre (Actor), Nova Pilbeam (Actor)

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(The man who knew too much, gb 1934 b/n, 75') Alfred Hitchcock. Con Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Nova Pilbeam, Frank Vosper, Pierre Fresnay. * Prima di essere ucciso dalla spia Ramon Levine (Vosper) l'agente farfuglia qualcosa alla tiratrice Jill Lawrence (Best), in vacanza a St. Moritz col marito Bob (Banks) e la figlia Betty (Pilbeam). Tanto basta perchè la piccola venga rapita: tornati a Londra, i due coniugi esitano ad affidarsi alla polizia, e scoprono che i criminali hanno programmato un omicidio nel corso di un concerto all'Albert Hall. Jill grida un attimo prima del colpo di timpani che dovrebbe coprire il rumore dello sparo, e salva la vittima; poco dopo abbatte lei stessa Levine, che sta per uccidere Betty in cima a un tetto. In questa prima versione della storia di Charles Bennett e D.B. Wyndham-Lewis (sceneggiata da A.R. Rawlinson ed Edwin Greenwood) Hitchcock non riesce mai a fondere divagazioni da giallorosa con intermezzi da inucbo (la finta chiesa in cui hanno sede le spie), e annacqua le sequenze d'azione (l'assedio finale è interminabile).Il risultato appare pesantemente datato anche se il montaggio di sequenze come quella del concerto resta da antologia. Dei personaggi, l'unico interessante è il capo delle spie, Abbott, interpretato da un Lorre tragico e ilare. Remake dello stesso Hitchcock nel 1956. ( )
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Hitchcock, AlfredDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bennett, CharlesScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, D. B. WyndhamScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Banks, LeslieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Best, EdnaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lorre, PeterActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pilbeam, NovaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This is the 1934 version of the film, b&w and starring Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre and Nova Pilbeam.
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Hitchcock's original version of the thriller. An American couple vacationing in French Morocco are accidentally drawn into a series of mysterious adventures when they appear on the scene of a murder.

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