About The Man Who Knew Too Much

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Action/Adventure, Thriller

In a remake of one of his earlier films, Hitchcock tells the tale of Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart), his wife, Jo (Doris Day), and their son, Hank (Christopher Olsen), who become embroiled in international intrigue when a stranger they meet on vacation in Marrakech is attacked by an assassin and whispers into Ben’s ear a horrible secret: someone’s life is in danger. Mystery, kidnapping, and anarchists lead them to London, culminating in a classic Hitchcock set piece during a symphony orchestra concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Long-time Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann provides the score and has a brief cameo, and the film won an Academy Award for Best Song for “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera),” sung by Doris Day. (35mm)

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