The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Streaming Video - 1934
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A man and his wife get a tip on some evidence linking to murder attempt, only to realize their daughter has just been kidnapped to keep them silenced.

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🎥 This appears to be one of the movies with two different versions that the library database conflates under the same title, so that comments on both versions appear together. The original version was made in 1934, and remade in 1956, by the same director, Alfred Hitchcock. Any comments you make will appear under two different movies.

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RolandDekker
Oct 06, 2019

The one question that repeatedly kept coming to my mind while watching 1934's "The Man Who Knew Too Much" was - Did director, Alfred Hitchcock really think his audience was this stupid?

And, even though this vintage picture's running time was only a mere 75 minutes in length - Its story seemed unnecessarily long, and messy, and, yes, in need of some serious cleaning up.

Yes. I do realize that Hitchcock was still in the early phase of his long career as a film director and, obviously, still testing his wings (so tho speak) - But, all the same - This moldie/oldie picture's general story-line did stretch credibility to the point of snapping under its own weight when it came to the element of sheer preposterousness.

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bdehler
Sep 10, 2019

Good movie but I expected more after reading previews.

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1aa
Sep 04, 2019

I couldn't really enjoy the film because it started about 7 minutes into the film (and could not be made to go back) and the disc was catching and freezing regularly; these are joust issues with the particular item that I got to borrow. The most memorable parts of the film were the coolly reptilian behaviors of the leader of the criminals, with a round face and a scar on his forehead, I believe the actor's name is Peter Lorre. The film is plot driven, but the choices of the characters are rather far-fetched.

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

R.I.P.
Doris Day!!!

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SusyHendrix
Apr 06, 2019

Underrated Hitchcock. James Stewart and Doris Day are fantastic. I will say I prefer the original 1934 version a little more, but that might have more to do with the pacing and me loving Peter Lorre a lot.

comes off as miscast. a scene that was supposed to convey suspense, during which ms. day is sitting at a piano, singing over and over the song with which there is most recognition of her, these days---QUE SERA, SERA--well, this inane repetition of the hook line of the song, is distracting, and not suspenseful, in the least. Why was it done? Perhaps it is as simple as that the song was not finished, yet. But Hitch needed the song to be used in that scene. Check it out: she belts out the chorus, or whatever, over and over and over and over again. I never bought Stewart and Day as a couple, although they make all the cliched physical movements toward each other.

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fuckit
Mar 31, 2019

Great suspenseful movie with superb acting from Doris Day and Jimmie Stewart. One of my favorite movies.

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Nicholsp
Nov 04, 2018

The son was kidnapped in the 1955 remake. In this film, it's a daughter that was kidnapped.

it was their son who was kidnapped, they didn't have a daughter

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