“A single crash of Cymbals and how it rocked the lives of an American family.” A quote from the !956 version of the movies that would mostly likely catch someone’s eyes. Alfred Hitchcock was the producer or creator of both the original movie and the second version. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and (1956) has the same general plot but there are some difference between the two movies. The main characters in the 1934 version are Bob, Jill, and Betty Lawrence while in the 1956 version the characters are Ben, Josephine (Jo), Henry (Hank). In a personal standpoint the 1956 version was better because it had more details and it was more modern. The major difference between the movies is the cause of Louis Bernard’s death, characters’ names moved around, the mothers’ action, and the revealing of the kid nappers.
Louis Bernard was a man of many secret and he also was the person who made the plots in both movies. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) was where Bob, Jill, and Betty Lawrence interacted with Mr. Louie. He invited the Lawrence family to eat dinner with him and go dancing. But they didn’t know the he was a spy or an undercover agent. While dancing with Jill he was killed with a single gunshot to the chest. After whispering in Jill’s ear Bob ran into Bernard’s room and found a note in the brush. The note said, “Wapping G. Barbor make contact a Hall.” He found out some information that somebody is trying to block others from hearing about it. In the 1956 version of the movie Mr. Bernard met the Family on the bus where he was looking for a certain couple. This is the conversation Mr. and Mrs. McKenna was having before everything went downhill:
“Jo McKenna: You know what I was just thinkin...
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...name of the couple is Lucy and Edward Drayton. But in the original the revealing was kind of a mystery. In the 1956b version the kid nappers and child was easy to find but hard to capture. If Mrs. McKenna would have listen to her husband, they might not have ever find their little boy. Parts of the script that reconnected the family back together:
“Inside the ballroom, which is emptying due to the rush of people to the corridor, Jo has risen from the piano and is almost afraid to go out and see what has happened. In a moment, Ben and the boy appear in the doorway. Hank rushes across the ballroom to his mother, who moves quickly when she sees him.” (For Education)
Both version of the movies is similar but different in ways. Alfred Hitchcock might have created both movies but they were in different time. He had more resources and a bigger budget for the 1956 version.
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