The Man Who Knew Too much is the story of an everyday man and woman, who unexpectedly, are forced into a sinister plot involving the attempt an assassination. While trying to rescue their kidnapped daughter back, they just go deeper and deeper in trouble.
There’s not a whole lot in this post, just for the fact that I don’t have a real big opinion either way on this early Hitchcock movie. The bad basically boils down to some incomprehensible English. The first 20 or so minutes I had no idea what was going on. Perhaps it was simply the poor quality of the film but I was clueless for a decent portion of the film. On the other end, the good pretty much rests on Peter Lorre. We already know how well he plays the villain (M), but this is just another chapter in his “How to be a great antagonist” book.