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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Alfred Hitchcock

 
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1934
  • 75 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #643

An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassination. This fleet and gripping film is the first of the early thrillers the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, made during the fertile phase of his career spent at the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Besides affirming Hitchcock’s genius, it gave the brilliant Peter Lorre his first English- speaking role, as a slithery villain. With its tension and gallows humor, it’s pure Hitchcock, and it set the tone for such films as The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes.

Cast

Bob LawrenceLeslie Banks
Jill LawrenceEdna Best
AbbottPeter Lorre
RamonFrank Vosper
CliveHugh Wakefield
Betty LawrenceNova Pilbeam
Louis BernardPierre Fresnay
Nurse AgnesCicely Oates
Inspector BinsteadD. A. Clarke-Smith
GibsonGeorge Curzon
Barbor, the dentistHenry Oscar

Credits

DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
Written byCharles Bennett and D. B. Wyndham-Lewis
Produced byMichael Balcon
Associate producerIvor Montagu
ScenarioEdwin Greenwood and A. R. Rawlinson
CinematographyCurt Courant
EditorHugh Stewart
Art directionAlfred Junge
Sound recordistF. McNally
Original musicArthur Benjamin
Assistant directorPen Tennyson

Disc Features

  • New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New audio commentary featuring film historian Philip Kemp
  • New interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
  • The Illustrated Hitchcock, an extensive interview with director Alfred Hitchcock from 1972, conducted by journalist Pia Lindstrom and film historian William K. Everson
  • Audio excerpts from filmmaker François Truffaut’s legendary 1962 interviews with Hitchcock
  • Restoration demonstration
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

    New cover illustration by Bill Nelson, design by F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

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The Man Who Knew Too Much: Wish You Were Here

By Farran Smith NehmeJanuary 16, 2013

Both sparkling and suspenseful, Alfred Hitchcock’s benchmark thriller is the perfect getaway, . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

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The Man Who Knew Too Much: Wish You Were Here

By Farran Smith NehmeJanuary 16, 2013

Both sparkling and suspenseful, Alfred Hitchcock’s benchmark thriller is the perfect getaway, . . . Read more »


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