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The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film)

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Genre  Crime
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Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

1.5/5 Blu-ray

Director  Francis Lyon
Music director  Joe Greene
Writer  Charles A. Wallace
Language  English
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film) movie poster
Release date  November 1969 (1969-11)
Directors  Francis D. Lyon, Francis Strother Lyon
Screenplay  Charles William Wallace, Charles Wallace
Cast  Adam West (Johnny Cain), Nancy Kwan (Revel Drue), Robert Alda (Kenneth Allandice), Nehemiah Persoff (Lieutenant Crawford), Buddy Greco (Lucky Jones)
Similar movies  Born Reckless (1937), Enemy Territory (1987), Adam West appears in The Girl Who Knew Too Much and Batman, Tough Assignment (1949), Zebra Force (1976)
Tagline  You have to be crazy or in love - to take on the Syndicate!

The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a 1969 neo noir film starring Adam West as Johnny Cain, a nightclub owner and former freelance adventurer who is forced out of retirement when a crime syndicate boss is murdered in his nightclub and investigations lead into unexpected areas. It was the final film of director Francis D. Lyon and United Pictures Corporation.

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The film co-stars Nancy Kwan, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Alda, Patricia Smith, David Brian, and noted jazz musician Buddy Greco as nightclub entertainer Albert "Lucky" Jones. The melodramatic promotional tagline of The Girl Who Knew Too Much was: "You have to be crazy or in love — to take on the syndicate!"

The film was intended to be a vehicle for Adam West to escape his Batman stereotype by playing a cynical, hard-edged tough guy. The movie's dialogue is typified by a scene between West's Cain and the boozy Mrs. Grinaldi played by Smith:

Mrs. Grinaldi: "And what do you do for a living, Mr. Cain?" Cain: "I kill people, Mrs. Grinaldi."

The Girl Who Knew Too Much was not a box office success in theatrical release, but became a staple of late-night showings on WCBS-TV and other television stations in the early 1970s. It then disappeared from sight for decades and was in danger of becoming a lost film. However, it finally appeared in a home video release that came on May 28, 2013, on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Cast

  • Adam West as Johnny Cain
  • Nancy Kwan as Revel Drue
  • Nehemiah Persoff as Lieutenant Miles Crawford
  • Buddy Greco as Lucky Jones
  • Robert Alda as Kenneth Allandice
  • David Brian as Had Dixon
  • Patricia Smith as Tricia Grinaldi
  • Weaver Levy as Wong See
  • John Napier as Danny Deshea
  • Lisa Todd as Sugar Sweet
  • References

    The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film) Wikipedia
    The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film) IMDbThe Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film) Rotten TomatoesThe Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film) Blu-ray.comThe Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film) Amazon.comThe Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film) themoviedb.org


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