The Man Who Knew Too Much

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While in London, for a medical convention, Dr Ben McKenna, his wife, Jo, a former singer, and their teenage son, Hank decide to take a quick trip to Marrakesh. Whilst there, hanks kidnapped by a British couple. A man, who the McKenna's had met the same day, is stabbed, in front of them, but before he dies, he tells Ben there's a plan to assassinate on a politician. Fearing for his son's safety, the McKenna's don't tell this to the police. As the he clock grows ever closer - to the l both the speed time of the assassination, and to dealt find Hank, the tension ratches up.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Charles Bennett (based on a story by), D.B. Wyndham-Lewis (based on a story by)
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Genre: drama, thriller
Year: 1956
MetaScore: 78/100
ImdbRating: 7.5
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 01 Jun 1956
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.


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Dr. Benjamin McKenna - James Stewart
Josephine Conway McKenna - Doris Day
Lucy Drayton - Brenda de Banzie
Edward Drayton - Bernard Miles
Inspector Buchanan, Special Branch - Ralph Truman
Louis Bernard - Daniel Gélin
Ambassador - Mogens Wieth
Val Parnell - Alan Mowbray
Jan Peterson - Hillary Brooke
Hank McKenna - Christopher Olsen
French Marksman - Reggie Nalder
Albert Hall Assistant Manager - Richard Wattis
Woburn, Special Branch - Noel Willman
Helen Parnell - Alix Talton
French Police Inspector - Yves Brainville
Cindy Fontaine - Carolyn Jones
Conductor - Bernard Herrmann
Self - Soloist - Barbara Howitt
Handyman - Patrick Aherne
Taxidermist - Frank Albertson
Edgar, a Taxidermist - Frank Atkinson
Church Member - Walter Bacon
Royal Albert Hall Attendee - Frank Baker
Taxidermist Holding the Panther - John Barrard
Edna, the Church Organist - Betty Baskcomb
Albert Hall Audience - Hyma Beckley
Embassy Guest - Paul Beradi
Church Member - Arline Bletcher
Foreign Prime Minister - Alexis Bobrinskoy
Church Member - Lovyss Bradley
Woman in Box Office Queue - Janet Bruce
Albert Hall Audience - Naida Buckingham
Sir Kenneth Clarke - Clifford Buckton
Miss Benson, the Marksman's Escort - Barbara Burke
Church Member - Nora Bush
Marrakesh Waiter - Peter Camlin
French Policeman - Albert Carrier
Albert Hall Audience - Jimmy Charters
Muslim Husband on the Bus - Abdelhaq Chraibi
Royal Albert Hall Attendee - Oliver Cross
Ambassador's Wife - Pauline Farr
Edington, CID Inspector - Harry Fine
Man in Box Office Lobby - Alex Frazer
Aide to Prime Minister - Wolf Frees
Embassy Back Entrance Guard - Milton Frome
Drayton's Chauffeur - Leo Gordon
Matthews , Scotland Yard Patrol Car - Walter Gotell
Embassy Guest - Victor Harrington
Royal Albert Hall Attendee - Sam Harris
Photographer at the Airport - George Hilsdon
Man in Marrakesh Marketplace - Alfred Hitchcock
Bernard's Date at Restaurant - Gladys Holland
Royal Albert Hall Attendee - Jimmie Horan
Ambrose Chappell Sr. - George Howe
Stavis, Embassy Butler - Harold Kasket
Patterson, Scotland Yard Car Patrol Officer - Barry Keegan
Marrakesh Headwaiter - Lou Krugman
Church Member - Ann Kunde
General Manager of Albert Hall - Lloyd Lamble
Desk Clerk - Donald Lawton
Church Member - Marion Lessing
Royal Albert Hall Attendee - Carl M. Leviness
Lady Clarke - Enid Lindsey
Grey Haired Taxidermist - Mayne Lynton
Albert Hall Audience - Janet Macfarlane
Marrakesh Waiter - Edward Manouk
Aide to Prime Minister - Richard Marner
Embassy Butler - John Marshall
Scotland Yard Detective in Patrol Car - Lewis Martin
French Policeman at Market Place #1 - Louis Mercier
Royal Albert Hall Attendee - Lee Miller
Drayton's Henchman - Ralph Neff
Inspector at Albert Hall - Leslie Newport
Hotel Doorman - John O'Malley
Embassy Cook - Elsa Palmer
Taxidermist with a Cap - Liddell Peddieson
Church Member - Jean Ransome
Albert Hall Ticket Collector - Arthur Ridley
Church Member - Lucile Sewall
Muslim Wife on the Bus - Mahin S. Shahrivar
Special Branch Officer - Eric Snowden
Albert Hall Audience - Guy Standeven
Embassy Guest - Alma Taylor
Royal Albert Hall Attendee - Arthur Tovey
Embassy Footman - Guy Verney
French Policeman at Market Place #2 - Anthony Warde
Special Branch Officer - Patrick Whyte
Police Sergeant at Albert Hall - Peter Williams
Ambrose Chappell Jr. - Richard Wordsworth
Assistant Manager - Allen Zeidman