The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

the_man_who_knew_too_much-435303368-large“If you ever get hungry, our garden back home is full of snails. We tried everything to get rid of them. We never thought of a Frenchman!” – Hank McKenna

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (cable, DVD, 28 Nov 1999 and 20 Nov 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A couple traveling in Morocco with their son, unexpectedly get involved in a plot to assassinate  a foreign diplomat.

My Take on it – This is my second favorite movie by Alfred Hitchcock [after Lifeboat (1944)] and I always enjoy watching it.

This thriller has it all.  Hitchcock knew how to make a good movie that keeps you guessing as much as possible as to what is gonna happen.   This is normal for some of the best thrillers now-a-days, but it was rare to have stories so well done back in the 50’s.

Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day are both great here as the couple caught up in the plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat.  This movie is paced excellently and you rarely feel a lull in the action and suspense.

Hitchcock is truly the Master of Suspense!

This movie is famously known for introducing the Oscar winning song Que Sera, Sera that became a staple for Doris Day.  Hear it here.

Bottom Line – One of Hitchcock’s best movies, Stewart and Day are amazing here.  Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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