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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 she just snaps and screams.

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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 she just snaps and screams. [[spoiler:Just at the right time to throw off the killer's aim.]]

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Abbott is quite broken up when Nurse Agnes gets shot in the climactic shootout, and she dies in his arms, implying that the two were lovers.


* GenkiGirl: Betty Lawrence, whose impetuousness keeps distracting her mother during the shooting competition.

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* GenkiGirl: Betty Lawrence, whose impetuousness keeps distracting her mother Lawrence is very impetuous and energetic during the shooting competition.Switzerland scenes.

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* EvilLaugh: Abbott constantly yuks it up, making him quite unsettling, even by Creator/PeterLorre standards.


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* ImpairmentShot: Done to show how Clive was affected after Nurse Agnes hypnotized him.

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* AuthorAppeal: The opening sequence is set in St. Moritz, where Hitchcock had spent his honeymoon and then returned to practically every year for vacations.


* The 1934 film: Leslie Banks and Edna Best are Bob and Jill Lawrence, a British couple who find themselves having to help stop an 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-language roles), attempt to keep Bob and Jill silent by kidnapping their teenage daughter Betty (Nova Pilbeam, who starred in Hitchcock's ''Young and Innocent'' a few years later).

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* The 1934 film: Leslie Banks Creator/LeslieBanks and Edna Best are Bob and Jill Lawrence, a British couple who find themselves having to help stop an 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-language roles), attempt to keep Bob and Jill silent by kidnapping their teenage daughter Betty (Nova Pilbeam, who starred in Hitchcock's ''Young and Innocent'' a few years later).


* CorruptChurch: The Tabernacle of the Sun seems like a benign small, urban church (with hints of being a MysteryCult), but it's harboring Abbott and his men.



* PathOfInspiration: The Tabernacle of the Sun seems like a benign small, urban church (with hints of being a MysteryCult), but it's harboring Abbott and his men.


* The 1934 film: Leslie Banks and Edna Best are Bob and Jill Lawrence, a British couple who find themselves having to help stop an 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 (Nova Pilbeam, who starred in Hitchcock's ''Young and Innocent'' a few years later).

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* The 1934 film: Leslie Banks and Edna Best are Bob and Jill Lawrence, a British couple who find themselves having to help stop an 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 (Creator/PeterLorre, in one of his first English roles) English-language roles), attempt to keep Bob and Jill silent by kidnapping their teenage daughter Betty (Nova Pilbeam, who starred in Hitchcock's ''Young and Innocent'' a few years later).


* The 1934 film: Leslie Banks and Edna Best are Bob and Jill Lawrence, a British couple couple who find themselves having to help stop an 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 (Nova Pilbeam, who starred in Hitchcock's ''Young and Innocent'' a few years later).

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* The 1934 film: Leslie Banks and Edna Best are Bob and Jill Lawrence, a British couple couple who find themselves having to help stop an 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 (Nova Pilbeam, who starred in Hitchcock's ''Young and Innocent'' a few years later).
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'''Clive''': Yes. quite blank. (''closes his eyes and quickly falls into a trance'').

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'''Clive''': Yes. quite Quite blank. (''closes his eyes and quickly falls into a trance'').


* HypnoPendulum: Variation, as Nurse Agnes uses a shiny gemstone held stationary to initiate Clive into "The First Degree of the Seventh Old Ray" at the Tabernacle of the Sun.

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* HypnoPendulum: Variation, as Nurse Agnes uses a shiny gemstone held stationary to initiate Clive into "The First Degree of the Seventh Old Sevenfold Ray" at the Tabernacle of the Sun.


* ButtMonkey: Clive, who always seems the get the worst of whatever situation he encounters with Bob, including getting his tooth pulled and getting hypnotized.

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* ButtMonkey: Clive, who always seems the get the worst of whatever situation he encounters with Bob, including getting his a healthy tooth pulled and getting hypnotized.


* AdaptationExpansion: It's 45 minutes longer than the first film. Most of the 1934 film's plot points get exported, but the first act is much longer here, and the relationship of the married couple gets explored further, plus other little added bits.

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* AdaptationExpansion: It's 45 minutes longer than the first film. Most of the 1934 film's plot points get exported, were imported, but the first act is much longer here, and the relationship of the married couple gets explored further, plus other little added bits.


'''Clive''': Yes. quite blank. (''closes his eyes'').

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'''Clive''': Yes. quite blank. (''closes his eyes'').eyes and quickly falls into a trance'').

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* HypnoPendulum: Variation, as Nurse Agnes uses a shiny gemstone held stationary to initiate Clive into "The First Degree of the Seventh Old Ray" at the Tabernacle of the Sun.
-->'''Nurse Agnes''': You are already feeling sleepy. Do you hear me?\\
'''Clive''': Yes...\\
'''Nurse Agnes''': Your mind is becoming quite blank. You feel that, don't you? Quite, quite blank.\\
'''Clive''': Yes. quite blank. (''closes his eyes'').

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