The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969 film)
|The Girl Who Knew Too Much|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Francis Lyon|
|Produced by||Earle Lyon|
|Written by||Charles Allen Wallace|
|Music by||Joe Greene|
|Distributed by||Commonwealth United|
|Release date(s)||November, 1969|
|Running time||96 min.|
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.
- "The Girl Who Knew Too Much - Blu-Ray". Amazon.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
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