History Film / TheManWhoKnewTooMuch

17th Mar '18 10:11:15 PM yisfidri
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* GenderFlip: In the earlier film the protagonists' child whom the villains kidnap is a daughter; in this film it's a son.
16th Jan '18 1:36:51 AM jormis29
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* In the 1956 film: [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] and Doris Day star as Ben and Jo [=McKenna=], [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates Americans]] traveling to UsefulNotes/{{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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* In the 1956 film: [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] Creator/JimmyStewart and Doris Day Creator/DorisDay star as Ben and Jo [=McKenna=], [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates Americans]] traveling to UsefulNotes/{{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.
7th Jul '17 8:00:06 PM Mdumas43073
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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 ->''"A man... A statesman... Is to be killed... Assassinated... In London... Soon... Very soon. Tell them... In London... Ambrose Chappell...''"''
7th Jul '17 7:59:01 PM Mdumas43073
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7th Jul '17 7:53:18 PM Mdumas43073
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** Jill's shooting ability comes in handy when rescuing her daughter at the end.

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** Jill's shooting ability [[ChekhovsSkill sharpshooting ability]] comes in handy when rescuing her daughter at the end.
5th Feb '17 7:47:35 PM benda
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* ChekhovsGun: Jo's strong singing voice averts the assassination and helps locate their son. Hanks whistling also plays a role in his location.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsSkill: Jo's strong singing voice averts the assassination and helps locate their son. Hanks whistling also plays a role in his location.
21st Jan '17 10:51:13 PM JackG
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* 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 [[CoverCacaphony masked the sound of the gunshot]].

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* 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 [[CoverCacaphony [[CacophonyCoverUp masked the sound of the gunshot]].
21st Jan '17 10:49:50 PM JackG
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21st Jan '17 10:41:43 PM JackG
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* 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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* 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 [[CoverCacaphony masked the sound of the gunshot.gunshot]].
13th Jan '17 6:36:57 AM jamespolk
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* The 1934 film: featured Creator/PeterLorre as a villain; with Leslie Banks and 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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* The 1934 film: featured Creator/PeterLorre as a villain; with Leslie Banks and Edna Best as are Bob and Jill Lawrence as Lawrence, a [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British]] British couple couple who find themselves having to help stop an assassination.
assassination. The Lawrences are in Switzerland, where Jill is competing in a clay pigeon shooting contest. Jill is passing the time by flirting outrageously with another hotel guest, the charming Louis. The flirting comes to an end when Louis is shot in the chest while dancing with Jill. Louis has just enough time before he dies to tell Jill to retrieve a message hidden in a brush in his room. It turns out that Louis is a spy, and the message has to do with a plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat about to visit England. The bad guys, led by Abbott (Creator/PeterLorre in one of his first English roles) attempt to keep Bob and Jill silent by kidnapping their teenage daughter Betty.



* ConcertClimax

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* ConcertClimaxConcertClimax: The bad guys are plotting an assassination to take place during a concert at the Albert Hall.



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Child]]

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Child]]HandGagging: How Betty is silenced as she's being taken away.
* HighClassGlass: If being named "Clive" wasn't enough to mark Clive as ultra-British, he also sports one of these.
* HollywoodSilencer: Makes the standard "pfft" noise when Louis is killed by a rifle shot.
* IHaveYourWife: Or child, as the case may be.
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: Louis, shot in the chest, has just enough time to tell Jill about the secret message hidden in a brush in his room.




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* SkunkStripe: Abbott the slimy villain has one.
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