The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1934 • United Kingdom
Starring Peter Lorre, Leslie Banks, Edna Best

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.

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The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1934 • United Kingdom
    Starring Peter Lorre, Leslie Banks, Edna Best

    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 assassina...

Extras

  • THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH Commentary

    This audio commentary features film historian Philip Kemp and was recorded in 2012.

  • Guillermo del Toro on THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

    This interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, a dedicated fan of director Alfred Hitchcock and the author of the 1990 book “Alfred Hitchcock,” was conducted in 2012.

  • The Illustrated Hitchcock

    In this fifty-minute television program from 1972, director Alfred Hitchcock is interviewed first by Pia Lindstrom, a television reporter and daughter of Ingrid Bergman, and then by film historian William K. Everson. The interviews cover a range of topics, from Method actors and cool blondes to H...

  • Hitchcock/Truffaut

    In 1962, filmmaker François Truffaut interviewed Alfred Hitchcock over the course of approximately fifty hours, with the help of translator Helen G. Scott, resulting in the landmark 1967 book “Hitchcock.” Presented here are excerpts from Truffaut’s audio recordings, in which Hitchcock discusses t...

  • THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: Restoration Demonstration