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The Man Who Knew Too Much [Blu-ray] [1956] [Region Free]

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  • Actors: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Miles
  • Directors: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Sept. 2013
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00D5PUK9I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,840 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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James Stewart and Doris Day, in a rare dramatic role, are superb in this brilliant suspense thriller from the undisputed master. Stewart and Day play Ben and Jo MacKenna, innocent Americans vacationing in Morocco with their son, Hank. After a French spy dies in Ben’s arms in the Marrakech market, the couple discovers their son has been kidnapped and taken to England. Not knowing who they can trust, the McKennas are caught up in a nightmare of international espionage, assassinations and terror. Soon, all of their lives hang in the balance as they draw closer to the truth and a chilling climatic moment in London’s famous Royal Albert Hall.

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Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 remake of his own 1934 spy thriller is an exciting event in its own right, with several justifiably famous sequences. James Stewart and Doris Day play American tourists who discover more than they wanted to know about an assassination plot. When their son is kidnapped to keep them quiet, they are caught between concern for him and the terrible secret they hold. When asked about the difference between this version of the story and the one he made 22 years earlier, Hitchcock always said the first was the work of a talented amateur while the second was the act of a seasoned professional. Indeed, several extraordinary moments in this update represent consummate filmmaking, particularly a relentlessly exciting Albert Hall scene, with a blaring symphony, an assassin's gun, and Doris Day's scream. Along with Hitchcock's other films from the mid-1950s to 1960 (including Vertigo, Rear Window, and Psycho), The Man Who Knew Too Much is the work of a master in his prime. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the DVD edition.

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Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart what else can you ask for. Excellent film from the master of suspense.
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Wonderful classic, a real +leasure to go through the movie once again. Excellent seller.
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Great product excellent price many thanks Brian
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Good build -upinitially but slight let down at the end. The tension peters off about 3/4 way through.
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Being a film-maker with a penchant for spectacular set-pieces in iconic locations, I did wonder to what extent the thought of revisiting the famous London concert hall was (as it were) a temptation too far for Alfred Hitchcock, giving rise to this 1956 Hollywood remake of his 1934 British film. The use of the word ‘remake’ is, perhaps, overly liberal here, as the 1956 version makes significant changes to the earlier film’s plot, switching British tourists on holiday in Switzerland to Americans in Morocco, prior to their child’s (the daughter becoming a son) kidnapping as part of an intricate (nay, typically fanciful!) assassination plot, before returning (in both films) to London to home in on South Kensington’s spectacular denouement. We also get 'starrier’ billing for the remake, Hitch-regular James Stewart playing the agonising father and doctor, Benjamin McKenna, and Doris Day taking on the role of the wife and erstwhile professional singer, Jo.

For me, this film sits within Hitch’s 'second tier’, overall quality-wise. It’s quite a long film for the master at two hours (though, I guess, in keeping with the trend of many of his later films), takes quite a long time to get going (though the film’s opening, fascinating African cultural setting does mitigate this, to an extent) and the use of the film to showcase Day singing Que Sera, Sera (or 'Kiss her what?’ as Norman Stanley Fletcher would say), twice(!) is overkill, plus Day, though solid, does not have the screen presence of a Kelly, Novak, Saint, Leigh, Hedren, Bergman, etc. That said, the film does have notable pluses. Stewart is, as ever, impressive, seamlessly and convincingly mixing the comically gawky with the increasing moments of fatherly desperation.
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This is one of my favorite films from childhood: a family - not exactly normal because Doris Day is an internationally famous singer - on vacation get embroiled in a caper that is unusual and complex. It starts in Morocco, where they meet a friendly if circumspect Frenchman, who wheedles his way into their room for a drink. Thus starts an outlandish adventure that is completely believable while you are watching it, leading them back into Europe and into international intrigue.

I was a bit afraid that this wouldn't stand up to my memories, but it was as fun, even as moving, as I remembered it. James Stewart is an irascible surgeon - intelligent, controlling, and competent, perhaps over-confident. Doris Day, with her Que Sera song, is a rather hysterical housewife, who when confronted with the situation gets sedated, faints, and then steels herself to the task of finding her abducted son. They have real chemistry on the screen, even their fights exude an affection and respect for the other. I think they are one of the best couples in any Hitchcock film. Their fear and desperation are completely believable as they decide to avoid the authorities and attempt to solve the mystery and face the dangers on their own. OK, the kid is basically a kid, but he is cute.

Seeing it now, there were a few loose ends that I had hoped would be filled and weren't, including the political motivations of the conspirators. These are minor quibbles, however: this is a film of Hitch at the height of his powers, a masterpiece of craftsmanship that should be in the library of every collector.
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Arrived really quickly and good value
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