The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

DVD - 1999
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"Married couple Bob and Jill Lawrence are vacationing in Switzerland with daughter Betty. A Frenchman who befriends the family is shot through the heart during a dance with the young mother. Before dying, however, he whispers a secret ..."--Container.


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May 13, 2019

Doris Day!!!

Apr 06, 2019

Underrated Hitchcock. James Stewart and Doris Day are fantastic. I will say I prefer the original 1934 version a little more, but that might have more to do with the pacing and me loving Peter Lorre a lot.

comes off as miscast. a scene that was supposed to convey suspense, during which ms. day is sitting at a piano, singing over and over the song with which there is most recognition of her, these days---QUE SERA, SERA--well, this inane repetition of the hook line of the song, is distracting, and not suspenseful, in the least. Why was it done? Perhaps it is as simple as that the song was not finished, yet. But Hitch needed the song to be used in that scene. Check it out: she belts out the chorus, or whatever, over and over and over and over again. I never bought Stewart and Day as a couple, although they make all the cliched physical movements toward each other.

Mar 31, 2019

Great suspenseful movie with superb acting from Doris Day and Jimmie Stewart. One of my favorite movies.

Nov 04, 2018

The son was kidnapped in the 1955 remake. In this film, it's a daughter that was kidnapped.

it was their son who was kidnapped, they didn't have a daughter

Mar 21, 2018

GOOD 1956 Alfred Hitchcock remake of his 1934 film with same name. James Stewart and particularly Doris Day were excellent - I've been enjoying seeing her various films from the past. Quality production overall.

Jan 19, 2018

Enjoyed watching this film again after many years. I have always loved Jimmy Stewart and began watching his films as a youngster with my mom. And, I had forgotten how tremendous a singing voice Doris Day has. This is an good movie if you like old time suspense with two excellent actors.

Dec 08, 2017

The discription of the film is the first version with Peter Laurie from 1934. This is the rerelease of the remake with James Stuart and Doris Day and is shot In 1956 but could be much later in its fine modern version. Hitchcock makes a cameo appearance in the scene with the acrobats.

Dec 07, 2017

My mother took me to see this film when I was 9-years-old. I loved it. But now I see it through older eyes and am just okay with the film. Frankly the plot is stricly Hitchcockian. That means to suspend our better sense and logic and let the man with the misshaped body and head to direct us for a few hours. Frankly, I don't see the McKenna family vacationing in Morocco, have their son kidnapped, keep it from the police, go to England with the idea that they can retrieve their son with none of them getting hurt. Personally I liked the original film from 1934 where Peter Lorre made his debut to the film world. Lorre didn't speak English and had to memorize all of his lines for the film. The Stewart/Day film takes place in 1955 and has no standout personality playing the bad guy. Without the bad guy there is no real drama.

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