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The man who knew too much

Author: Alfred HitchcockCharles BennettD B Wyndham LewisEdwin GreenwoodA R RawlinsonAll authors
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013] ©2013
Series: Criterion collection, 643.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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"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 early thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the first film the director made after signing to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Besides affirming Hitchcock's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Spy films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Motion pictures
Motion pictures, Great Britain
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Hitchcock; Charles Bennett; D B Wyndham Lewis; Edwin Greenwood; A R Rawlinson; Michael Balcon; Leslie Banks; Edna Best; Peter Lorre; Frank Vosper; Hugh Wakefield; Nova Pilbeam; Pierre Fresnay; Cicely Oates; D A Clarke-Smith; George Curzon; Henry Oscar; Curt Courant; Alfred Junge; Hugh Stewart; Arthur Benjamin; Louis Levy; Farran Smith Nehme; Janus Films.; ITV Studios,; Gaumont British Picture Corp.,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781604656800 1604656808
OCLC Number: 815302079
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Full screen (1.33:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1934.
Special features: New high-definition digital restoration; new audio commentary featuring film historian Philip Kemp; Interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; The illustrated Hitchcock, an interview with Alfred Hitchcock from 1972; Audio excerpts from Francois Truffaut's legendary 1962 interviews with Hitchcock; Restoration demonstration; Booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.
Credits: Photography, Curt Courant ; art direction, Alfred Junge ; editor, H.St.C. Stewart ; music, Arthur Benjamin ; musical director, Louis Levy.
Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield, Nova Pilbeam, Pierre Fresney, Cicely Oates, D.A. Clarke Smith, George Curzon, Henry Oscar.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 643.
Other Titles: Man who knew too much (Motion picture : 1934)
Responsibility: Janus Films ; ITV Studios Global Entertainment ; Gaumont British Picture Corpn. Ltd. presents ; [story] by Charles Bennett and D.B. Wyndham Lewis ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; scenario, Edwin Greenwood and A.R. Rawlinson ; producer, Michael Balcon.

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"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 early thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the first film the director made after signing to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Besides affirming Hitchcock's genius, it gave the brilliant Peter Lorre his first English-speaking role, as 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." -- Back of container.

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