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    I remember seeing a black and white film, where a cinema owner sends his boy with a bomb in a film reel canister, the boy gets distracted on the way so is late and the bomb blows up on a bus on the way, can anyone please remember the name of it.

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    Wow! That was an easy one.

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    name='will.15']Wow! That was an easy one.
    It's a classic



    Mind you, Hitchcock reckoned that he made a mistake in letting the bomb blow up - especially because it killed the boy and others on the bus. He said it would have been better if it hadn't blown up. He preferred suspense, not destruction - but that was faithful to the book that it was based on



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    name='Steve Crook']It's a classic



    Mind you, Hitchcock reckoned that he made a mistake in letting the bomb blow up - especially because it killed the boy and others on the bus. He said it would have been better if it hadn't blown up. He preferred suspense, not destruction - but that was faithful to the book that it was based on



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    In this case, Hitchcock was wrong. That makes it a tragedy, not just a suspense sequence, and that's why it is remembered. It seems particularely relevant today when terrorists are planting bombs on children.

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    In interviews late in his life, Desmond Tester was still bitter about the cute puppy that Hitch added to the mix - it seemed that Hitch didn't think him cute enough enough to involve the audience!

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    Thank you all that replied, now have the DVD and will enjoy watching it.

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    name='Steve Crook']It's a classic



    Mind you, Hitchcock reckoned that he made a mistake in letting the bomb blow up - especially because it killed the boy and others on the bus. He said it would have been better if it hadn't blown up. He preferred suspense, not destruction - but that was faithful to the book that it was based on



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    He must have changed his policy in 1935 then?

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