The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film)

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Francis Lyon
Produced by Earle Lyon
Written by Charles Allen Wallace
Starring Adam West
Nancy Kwan
Nehemiah Persoff
Robert Alda
Buddy Greco
Music by Joe Greene
Distributed by Commonwealth United
Release date(s) November, 1969
Running time 96 min.
Language English

The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a 1969 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.

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. Its melodramatic promotional tagline 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, its first home video release came on May 28, 2013, on Blu-ray and DVD.[1]

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  1. ^ "The Girl Who Knew Too Much - Blu-Ray". Amazon.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.