The Man Who Knew Too Much (film)

May 16, 1956 1 Comment

US Release Date: 16 May 1956

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  • James Stewart Dr. Ben McKenna
  • Doris Day Jo McKenna
  • Brenda De Banzie Lucy Drayton
  • Bernard Miles Edward Drayton
  • Daniel Gélin Louis Bernard (as Daniel Gélin)
  • Christopher Olsen Hank McKenna

This is Alfred Hitchcock’s lavish remake of his 1935 movie of the same name. It was filmed on location in Marrakech and in London (one of only two occasions that Ms. Day visited England). The thrills and spills revolve around the American McKenna family who accidentally become involved in a series of international incidents while vacationing in French-Morocco. Murder, kidnap and suspense follow after the father overhears an assassination plot. This movie would not have been the same if Doris had not managed to squeeze in a couple musical interludes. The one that most will remember from this film is featured in the scene where her character tearfully sings at the piano the Academy Award winning song — Que Sera, Sera. Prior to this movie Hitchcock had not allowed a soundtrack song to feature in any of his epic movies!

Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Producer(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Studio: Paramount (USA)
Thriller/Mystery/Drama
Colour (Technicolor)

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One Comments to “The Man Who Knew Too Much (film)”
  1. […] Evans was born in Salamanca, New York and best known for his collaboration with the late composer Jay Livingston. The duo were responsible for some of the most enduring songs in the great American songbook. Three of their songs won Academy Awards: “Buttons and Bows” (from the 1948 movie The Paleface); “Mona Lisa” (from the 1950 movie Captain Carey, U.S.A.) and Doris’s million-seller “Que Sera Sera” (from the 1956 Hitchcock movie The Man Who Knew Too Much). […]

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