Rent The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

3.7 of 5 from 101 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
James Stewart and Doris Day play Ben and Jo McKenna, innocent Americans vacationing in Morocco with their son, Hank. After a French spy dies in Ben's arms in the Marrakech market, the couple discovers their son has been kidnapped and taken to England. Not knowing who they can trust, the McKennas are caught up in a nightmare of international espionage, assassinations and terror. Soon, all of their lives hang in the balance as they draw closer to the truth and a chilling climatic moment in London's famous Royal Albert Hall.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Alfred Hitchcock
Writers:
John Michael Hayes, Charles Bennett, D.B. Wyndham-Lewis
Others:
Ray Evans, Jay Livingston
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Thrillers
Awards:

1957 Oscar Best Music Original Song

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/06/2007
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • The Making Of The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Art Gallery
  • Trailer Compilation
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/09/2013
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
  • Production Photographs
  • Rerelease Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of The Man Who Knew Too Much

Often copied - The Man Who Knew Too Much review by JD

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19/08/2015

This must be the first tension drama in which a murder is planned to happen at a particular moment in an orchestral performance. I have seen many similar variations since. The film has a familiar Saturday morning feel to it. Good enough to pass the time but not breathtaking. Doris Day has a reasonable singing voice but Que sera sera is not good enough to be sung twice in one film. Hitchcock uses the English actors to play the clumsy villans, the French to play the immoral murderer and the Americans to play the Hero/Heroine. If you stomach the stereotype it is watchable.

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