The Man Who Knew Too Much

BFM — 39
BFM — 39
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Directed by Alfred HitchcockItalian title: L'uomo che sapeva troppo
United States / 1956 / 120 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: sub. it.
Cast
James Stewart (Dr. Benjamin McKenna), Doris Day (Josephine Conway McKenna), Brenda de Banzie (Lucy Drayton), Bernard Miles (Edward Drayton), Ralph Truman (Ispettore Buchanan), Daniel Gélin (Louis Bernard), Mogens Wieth (Ambasciatore), Alan Mowbray (Val Parnell), Hillary Brooke (Jan Peterson), Christopher Olsen (Hank McKenna)

Dr. McKenna is on vacation with his wife 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 a 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.

Essential filmography

Family Plot (Complotto di famiglia, 1976)

Marnie (id., 1964)

The Birds (Gli uccelli, 1963)

Psycho (Psyco, 1960)

North by Northwest (Intrigo internazionale, 1959)

Vertigo (La donna che visse due volte, 1958)

The Man Who Knew Too Much (L’uomo che sapeva troppo, 1956)

To Catch a Thief (Caccia al ladro, 1955)

Rear Window (La finestra sul cortile, 1954)

Rope (Nodo alla gola, 1948)

Notorious (Notorious – L’amante perduta, 1964)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Il signore e la signora Smith, 1941)

Rebecca (Rebecca – La prima moglie, 1940)

The Man Who Knew Too Much (L’uomo che sapeva troppo, 1934)

The Pleasure Garden (Il labirinto delle passioni, 1925)

BFM 39 list of films

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