The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1934 suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring Peter Lorre, and released by Gaumont British. It was one of the most successful and critically acclaimed films of Hitchcocks British period.
Hitchcock remade the film with James Stewart in 1956 for Paramount Pictures; its the only film he ever remade. The two films are, however, very different in tone, in setting, and in many plot details.
The plot concerns Bob and Jill Lawrence (Leslie Banks and Edna Best), a British couple on vacation in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and their daughter Betty (Nova Pilbeam). The couple befriend a foreigner, Louis Bernard (Pierre Fresnay), who is staying in their hotel. One evening, as Jill dances with Louis, she witnesses his assassination as a French spy. Before dying, the spy passes on to them some vital information to be delivered to the British consul.
This Film is in the Public Domain.