The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

This remake by director Alfred Hitchcock of his 1934 film employs James Stewart Doris Day Bernard Miles Brenda de Banzie Daniel GĂ©lin as Louis Bernard Alan Mowbray and Reggie Maldar (playing the Peter Lorre character from the first) among others. Stewart and Day are "married with child" (Hank played by Christopher Olsen) learn a secret on vacation causing Hank to be kidnapped. The many memorable scenes include Stewart’s character being approached by a man who’s just been stuck with a knife in a Marrakech marketplace the clue given by this man and the ensuing confusion over what it means a taxidermy shop the Albert Hall scene (much like the first film though) and the second scene in which Ms. Day sings "Que Sera Sera" to help locate her son. The song won the Academy Award for Best Music Original Song and is listed #48 on AFI’s 100 Top Movie Songs of All Time. Hitchcock received yet another Directors Guild of America nomination. John Michael Hayes (Rear Window (1954)) and Angus McPhail wrote the screenplay from a story by Charles Bennett (Foreign Correspondent (1940)) and D.B. Wyndham-Lewis.

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