The Man Who Knew Too Much

1956, Mystery & thriller, 2h 0m

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Remaking his own 1934 film, Hitchcock imbues The Man Who Knew Too Much with picturesque locales and international intrigue, and is helped by a brilliantly befuddled performance from James Stewart. Read critic reviews

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Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on vacation with his wife (Doris Day) and son in Morocco when a chance encounter with a stranger sets their trip, and their lives, on a drastically different course. The stranger, killed in front of the family in the marketplace, reveals an assassination plot to the Americans. The couple's son is abducted in order to ensure the plot is kept secret, and suddenly the mother and father, with no help from the police, must figure out a way to get their child back.

Cast & Crew

James Stewart
Dr. Ben McKenna
Doris Day
Jo McKenna
Bernard Miles
Edward Drayton
Daniel Gélin
Louis Bernard
Mogens Wieth
Ambassador
Alan Mowbray
Val Parnell
Hillary Brooke
Jan Peterson
Reggie Nalder
The assassin
Richard Wattis
Assistant manager
Alix Talton
Helen Parnell
Yves Brainville
Police inspector
Carolyn Jones
Cindy Fontaine
Patrick Aherne
Handyman (uncredited)
Betty Baskcomb
Edna (uncredited)
Leo Gordon
Chauffeur (uncredited)
Louis Mercier
French policeman (uncredited)
Ray Evans
Original Music
Robert Burks
Cinematographer
Henry Bumstead
Art Direction
Hal Pereira
Art Direction
Sam Comer
Set Decoration
Arthur Krams
Set Decoration
Edith Head
Costume Designer
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