Stratford East Picturehouse
Salway Rd, London E15, UK
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Doris Day
Unavailable for decades and made twice by Hitchcock, the film begins with a family on holiday in Marrakesh becoming embroiled in an assassination plot…
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) is a suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Doris Day. The film is a remake in widescreen VistaVision and Technicolor of Hitchcock’s 1934 film of the same name.
In the book-length interview Hitchcock/Truffaut (1967), Hitchcock told fellow filmmaker François Truffaut that he considered his 1956 remake to be superior, saying that the 1934 version was the work of a talented amateur, the 1956 version the work of a professional.
The film won an Academy Award for Best Song for “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera),” sung by Doris Day at several points in the action. It was also entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
As well as Hitchcock’s cameo role, look out for the composer Bernard Herrmann conducting the orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
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