History Film / TheManWhoKnewTooMuch

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* The 1934 film: featured Creator/PeterLorre as a villain; with Creator/LeslieBanks and Creator/EdnaBest as Bob and Jill Lawrence as a [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British]] couple who find themselves having to help stop an assassination.
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* The 1934 film: featured Creator/PeterLorre as a villain; with Creator/LeslieBanks Leslie Banks and Creator/EdnaBest Edna Best as Bob and Jill Lawrence as a [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British]] couple who find themselves having to help stop an assassination.
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* In the 1956 film: [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] and Creator/DorisDay star as Ben and Jo [=McKenna=], [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates Americans]] traveling to UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} with their son Hank (Creator/ChristopherOlsen). On the bus they meet the amiable Bernard, who puts Jo on edge for remaining mysterious while asking them numerous questions about themselves. Soon her suspicions are confirmed when Bernard stumbles out of a crowd, in disguise and mortally wounded, to whisper a secret message to Ben with his dying breath. Unwittingly embroiled in events beyond their understanding, Ben and Jo quickly learn that there are dangerous people out there who very much want to keep the information a secret.
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* In the 1956 film: [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] and Creator/DorisDay Doris Day star as Ben and Jo [=McKenna=], [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates Americans]] traveling to UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} with their son Hank (Creator/ChristopherOlsen).(Christopher Olsen). On the bus they meet the amiable Bernard, who puts Jo on edge for remaining mysterious while asking them numerous questions about themselves. Soon her suspicions are confirmed when Bernard stumbles out of a crowd, in disguise and mortally wounded, to whisper a secret message to Ben with his dying breath. Unwittingly embroiled in events beyond their understanding, Ben and Jo quickly learn that there are dangerous people out there who very much want to keep the information a secret.

* TheCastShowoff: Doris Day's agents demanded that she sing at least one new song, hence the inclusion of "Qué Será, Será" and "We'll Love Again."
15th Feb '15 6:25:10 AM spirasen
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->''A man...a statesman...is to be killed...assassinated...in London...soon...very soon. Tell them...in London... Ambrose Chappell...''
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->''A man...a statesman...is A statesman... Is to be killed...assassinated...in London...soon...very killed... Assassinated... In London... Soon... Very soon. Tell them...in In London... Ambrose Chappell...''

* The 1934 film: featured Creator/PeterLorre as a villain; with Leslie Banks and Edna Best as Bob and Jill Lawrence as a British couple who find themselves having to help stop an assassination. * In the 1956 film: [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] and Doris Day star as Ben and Jo [=McKenna=], Americans traveling to Morocco with their son Hank (Christopher Olsen). On the bus they meet the amiable Bernard, who puts Jo on edge for remaining mysterious while asking them numerous questions about themselves. Soon her suspicions are confirmed when Bernard stumbles out of a crowd, in disguise and mortally wounded, to whisper a secret message to Ben with his dying breath. Unwittingly embroiled in events beyond their understanding, Ben and Jo quickly learn that there are dangerous people out there who very much want to keep the information a secret.
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* The 1934 film: featured Creator/PeterLorre as a villain; with Leslie Banks Creator/LeslieBanks and Edna Best Creator/EdnaBest as Bob and Jill Lawrence as a British [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British]] couple who find themselves having to help stop an assassination. * In the 1956 film: [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] and Doris Day Creator/DorisDay star as Ben and Jo [=McKenna=], Americans [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates Americans]] traveling to Morocco UsefulNotes/{{Morocco}} with their son Hank (Christopher Olsen).(Creator/ChristopherOlsen). On the bus they meet the amiable Bernard, who puts Jo on edge for remaining mysterious while asking them numerous questions about themselves. Soon her suspicions are confirmed when Bernard stumbles out of a crowd, in disguise and mortally wounded, to whisper a secret message to Ben with his dying breath. Unwittingly embroiled in events beyond their understanding, Ben and Jo quickly learn that there are dangerous people out there who very much want to keep the information a secret.



* MamaBear: Jill grabs a rifle and plugs Ramon when he goes after her daughter at the end
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* MamaBear: Jill grabs a rifle and plugs Ramon Ramón when he goes after her daughter at the endend.

* PapaWolf: Bob
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* PapaWolf: BobBob.

* AdaptationalBadass: The father gets captured by the assassins in both versions, but Ben manages to escape earlier than Bob did. Ben also [[spoiler: brings two of the criminals to their deaths]].
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* AdaptationalBadass: The father gets captured by the assassins in both versions, but Ben manages to escape earlier than Bob did. Ben also [[spoiler: brings [[spoiler:brings two of the criminals to their deaths]].

* BilingualBonus: Bernard speeks Arabic and French unsubtitled at different moments.
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* BilingualBonus: Bernard speeks speaks Arabic and French unsubtitled at different moments.

** Look at her face during the Albert Hall sequence, and you can see a woman who's about to lose it, who knows that something terrible is about to happen and cannot do a thing about it...until she just snaps and screams. ** Near the climax, [[spoiler: she hears Hank whistle to "Qué Será, Será" while she plays on the piano. Becuase she knows he's nearby, but can't do anything to help him, except play.]]
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** Look at her face during the Albert Hall sequence, and you can see a woman who's about to lose it, who knows that something terrible is about to happen and cannot do a thing about it...until Until she just snaps and screams. ** Near the climax, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she hears Hank whistle to "Qué Será, Será" while she plays on the piano. Becuase Because she knows he's nearby, but can't do anything to help him, except play.]]play]].

* BrickJoke: In the second act, Ben and Jo excuse themselves from some guests, claiming that they have to pick up Hank from his babysitters. In the epilogue, they return to the apartment a full day later to find the guests are still there, asleep, and apologize for taking so long. * TheCameo: ** BernardHerrmann, who composed the score for this and several other Hitchcock films, appears as the orchestra conductor during the Albert Hall scene. ** And, of course, [[CreatorCameo Hitchcock himself]]. [[spoiler:In this one he's seen [[TheFaceless with his back to the camera]], watching a group of acrobats in the Marrakesh bazzar.]]
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* BrickJoke: In the second act, Ben and Jo excuse themselves from some guests, claiming that they have to pick up Hank from his babysitters. In the epilogue, they return to the apartment a full day later to find the guests are still there, asleep, and apologize for taking so long. long. * TheCameo: TheCameo: ** BernardHerrmann, Music/BernardHerrmann, who composed the score for this and several other Hitchcock films, appears as the orchestra conductor during the Albert Hall scene. ** And, of course, [[CreatorCameo Hitchcock himself]]. [[spoiler:In this one he's seen [[TheFaceless with his back to the camera]], watching a group of acrobats in the Marrakesh bazzar.bazaar.]]

** It's also convenient that by the time Jo tries to call the Scotland Yard inspector to help save Ben from the kidnappers, he has left for Albert Hall. When Ben and Jo go there to see him, all three of them end up at the site of the assassination attempt.
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** It's also convenient that by the time Jo tries to call the Scotland Yard UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard inspector to help save Ben from the kidnappers, he has left for Albert Hall. When Ben and Jo go there to see him, all three of them end up at the site of the assassination attempt.

* EurekaMoment: When Jo realizes that [[spoiler: Bernard's dying words, "Ambrose Chappell", refer not to a man, but a place: Ambrose ''Chapel''.]]
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* EurekaMoment: When Jo realizes that [[spoiler: Bernard's [[spoiler:Bernard's dying words, "Ambrose Chappell", Chappell," refer not to a man, but a place: Ambrose ''Chapel''.]]

* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Mrs Drayton.]]
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Mrs [[spoiler:Mrs Drayton.]]

* MamaBear: Jo
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* MamaBear: JoJo.

* PapaWolf: Ben * PoliceAreUseless: The Moroccan police are suspicious and unhelpful. When Jo calls the London police saying that they've cornered the kidnappers and her husband is in danger, the head officer is away and his subordinate seems uninterested in helping. He's eventually convinced to send a single squad car, who don't do anything but knock on the door. * RedHerring: [[spoiler: Ambrose Chappell the taxidermist has nothing to do with the assassination plan, or the kidnapping.]]
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* PapaWolf: Ben Ben. * PoliceAreUseless: The Moroccan police are suspicious and unhelpful. When Jo calls the London police saying that they've cornered the kidnappers and her husband is in danger, the head officer is away and his subordinate seems uninterested in helping. He's eventually convinced to send a single squad car, who don't do anything but knock on the door. door. * RedHerring: [[spoiler: Ambrose [[spoiler:Ambrose Chappell the taxidermist has nothing to do with the assassination plan, or the kidnapping.]]

* SmugSnake: Mr. Drayton's one nasty peice of work.
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* SmugSnake: Mr. Drayton's one nasty peice piece of work.
19th Nov '14 8:34:52 AM AM89
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Mrs Drayton.]]
8th Nov '14 12:21:35 PM BobTanaka
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* MamaBear: Jill grabs a rifle and plugs Ramon when he goes after her daughter at the end
13th Oct '14 3:00:25 AM Sahira
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* TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.
1st Oct '13 8:21:58 AM dsneybuf
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* MusicalTrigger
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* MusicalTriggerInNameOnly: The films to the original book. Hitchcock had the right to adapt some of its stories, but decided all he really wanted was the book's title. * MonumentalBattle: At Royal Albert Hall. Creator/AlfredHitchcock seems fond of this trope. * MusicalTrigger: One specific cymbal clash in the ''Stormcloud Canata'' was the assassin's cue to kill, since that was the loudest moment of the cantata, so it would have masked the sound of the gunshot.

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* MusicalTriggerLongSongShortScene: Jo doesn't get to sing "We'll Love Again" in its entirety, and what little viewers do hear from it gets mostly drowned out by the confrontation between Ben and Mr. Drayton.
28th Sep '13 9:59:08 PM mlsmithca
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Do not spoiler out trope names in lists of tropes. Also, the music being performed in the Albert Hall scene is not a symphony, it's a cantata. Music involving an orchestra does not automatically mean symphony.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Bernard just happens to stumble into Ben on a crowded street just before dying. The police point out how unlikely that is.
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* ContrivedCoincidence: ContrivedCoincidence: ** Bernard just happens to stumble into Ben on a crowded street just before dying. The police point out how unlikely that is.

* KarmaHoudini: The ambassador's assistant who hired the Daytons to kill the ambassador in the first place.
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* KarmaHoudini: The ambassador's assistant who hired the Daytons Draytons to kill the ambassador in the first place.

* MusicalTrigger: One specific cymbal clash in the symphony was the assassin's cue to kill, since that was the loudest moment of the symphony, so it would have masked the sound of the gunshot.
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* MusicalTrigger: One specific cymbal clash in the symphony ''Stormcloud Canata'' was the assassin's cue to kill, since that was the loudest moment of the symphony, cantata, so it would have masked the sound of the gunshot.

* [[spoiler: RedHerring]]: [[spoiler: Ambrose Chappell the taxidermist has nothing to do with the assassination plan, or the kidnapping.]]
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* [[spoiler: RedHerring]]: RedHerring: [[spoiler: Ambrose Chappell the taxidermist has nothing to do with the assassination plan, or the kidnapping.]]
25th Sep '13 6:52:22 AM dsneybuf
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* AdultFear
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* AdultFearAdultFear: The heroes try to thwart the assassination plot mainly because the assassins kidnap their child, Betty, and threaten to destroy her if they give the police the information that Bernard left.

* AdultFear: The heroes try to thwart the assassination plot mainly because the assassins kidnap their child (Betty Lawrence in the original, Hank [=McKenna=] in the remake), and threaten to destroy him/her if they give the police the information that Bernard left.
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* AdultFear: The heroes try to thwart the assassination plot mainly because the assassins kidnap their child (Betty Lawrence in the original, Hank [=McKenna=] in the remake), child, Hank, and threaten to destroy him/her him if they give the police the information that Bernard left.
8th Sep '13 6:49:11 AM BlueIceTea
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* DepravedDentist: Justified in that he's ''actually'' a foreign spy trying to stop the hero from interfering with the assassination.
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