The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

A little knowledge can be a deadly thing!

  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1956-05-16
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 1338 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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A couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son accidentally stumble upon an assassination plot. When the child is kidnapped to ensure their silence, they have to take matters into their own hands to save him.

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  • James Stewart

    as Dr. Ben McKenna
  • Doris Day

    as Jo McKenna
  • Brenda De Banzie

    as Lucy Drayton
  • Bernard Miles

    as Edward Drayton
  • Ralph Truman

    as Buchanan
  • Daniel Gélin

    as Louis Bernard
  • Mogens Wieth

    as Ambassador
  • Alan Mowbray

    as Val Parnell
  • Hillary Brooke

    as Jan Peterson
  • Christopher Olsen

    as Hank McKenna
  • Reggie Nalder

    as Rien
  • Richard Wattis

    as Assistant Manager
  • Noel Willman

    as Woburn
  • Alix Talton

    as Helen Parnell
  • Yves Brainville

    as Police Inspector
  • Carolyn Jones

    as Cindy Fontaine
  • Bernard Herrmann

    as Conductor at Albert Hall
  • Covent Garden Chorus

    as Themselves
  • Barbara Howitt

    as Self - Soloist
  • Patrick Aherne

    as Handyman (uncredited)
  • Frank Albertson

    as Taxidermist (uncredited)
  • Frank Atkinson

    as Edgar, a Taxidermist (uncredited)
  • John Barrard

    as Taxidermist Holding the Panther (uncredited)
  • Mayne Lynton

    as Grey Haired Taxidermist (uncredited)
  • Clifford Buckton

    as Sir Kenneth Clarke (uncredited)
  • Walter Bacon

    as Church Member (uncredited)
  • Lovyss Bradley

    as Church Member (uncredited)
  • Nora Bush

    as Church Member (uncredited)
  • Ann Kunde

    as Church Member (uncredited)
  • Jean Ransome

    as Church Member (uncredited)
  • Albert Carrier

    as French Policeman (uncredited)
  • Louis Mercier

    as French Policeman (uncredited)
  • Anthony Warde

    as French Policeman (uncredited)
  • Frank Baker

    as Royal Albert Hall Attendee (uncredited)
  • Oliver Cross

    as Royal Albert Hall Attendee (uncredited)
  • Sam Harris

    as Royal Albert Hall Attendee (uncredited)
  • Jimmie Horan

    as Royal Albert Hall Attendee (uncredited)
  • Carl M. Leviness

    as Royal Albert Hall Attendee (uncredited)
  • Lee Miller

    as Royal Albert Hall Attendee (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Royal Albert Hall Attendee (uncredited)
  • Harry Fine

    as Edington (uncredited)
  • Alex Frazer

    as Man in Box Office Lobby (uncredited)
  • Wolf Frees

    as Aide to Prime Minister (uncredited)
  • Richard Marner

    as Aide to Prime Minister (uncredited)
  • Milton Frome

    as Embassy Back Entrance Guard (uncredited)
  • Walter Gotell

    as Matthews, Scotland Yard Patrol Car (uncredited)
  • Leo Gordon

    as Drayton's Chauffeur (uncredited)
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    as Man in Marrakesh Marketplace (uncredited)
  • Gladys Holland

    as Bernard's Date at Restaurant (uncredited)
  • George Howe

    as Ambrose Chappell Sr. (uncredited)
  • Richard Wordsworth

    as Ambrose Chappell Jr. (uncredited)
  • Eumenio Blanco

    as Arab (uncredited)
  • Allen Jaffe

    as Arab (uncredited)
  • Lou Krugman

    as Marrakesh Headwaiter (uncredited)
  • Harold Kasket

    as Stavis, Embassy Butler (uncredited)
  • Barry Keegan

    as Patterson (uncredited)
  • Lloyd Lamble

    as General Manager of Albert Hall (uncredited)
  • Lewis Martin

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Ralph Neff

    as Drayton's Henchman (uncredited)
  • John O'Malley

    as Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
  • Eric Snowden

    as Special Branch Officer (uncredited)
  • Patrick Whyte

    as Special Branch Officer (uncredited)
  • Alma Taylor

    as Embassy Guest (uncredited)
  • Guy Verney

    as Embassy Footman (uncredited)
  • Peter Williams

    as Police Sergeant at Albert Hall (uncredited)
  • John Marshall

    as Embassy Butler (uncredited)
  • Alexis Bobrinskoy

    as Foreign Prime Minister (uncredited)
  • Betty Baskcomb

    as Edna, the Church Organist (uncredited)
  • Hyma Beckley

    as Albert Hall Audience (uncredited)
  • Paul Beradi

    as Embassy Guest (uncredited)
  • Arline Bletcher

    as Church Member (uncredited)
  • Janet Bruce

    as Woman in Box Office Queue (uncredited)
  • Naida Buckingham

    as Albert Hall Audience (uncredited)
  • Barbara Burke

    as Miss Benson, the Marksman's Escort (uncredited)
  • Peter Camlin

    as Marrakesh Waiter (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Charters

    as Albert Hall Audience (uncredited)
  • Abdelhaq Chraibi

    as Muslim Husband on the Bus (uncredited)
  • Victor Harrington

    as Embassy Guest (uncredited)
  • George Hilsdon

    as Photographer at the Airport (uncredited)
  • Philip Johns

    as Embassy Chef (uncredited)
  • Barbara Jones

    as Lady on the Bus (uncredited)
  • Anthony Lang

    as Singer in Choir (uncredited)
  • Donald Lawton

    as Desk Clerk (uncredited)
  • Marion Lessing

    as Church Member (uncredited)
  • Enid Lindsey

    as Lady Clarke (uncredited)
  • Janet Macfarlane

    as Albert Hall Audience (uncredited)
  • Edward Manouk

    as Marrakesh Waiter (uncredited)
  • Lola Morice

    as Singer in Choir (uncredited)
  • Leslie Newport

    as Inspector at Albert Hall (uncredited)
  • Elsa Palmer

    as Embassy Cook (uncredited)
  • Liddell Peddieson

    as Taxidermist with a Cap (uncredited)
  • Pauline Pfarr

    as Ambassador's Wife (uncredited)
  • Arthur Ridley

    as Albert Hall Ticket Collector (uncredited)
  • Lucile Sewall

    as Church Member (uncredited)
  • Mahin S. Shahrivar

    as Muslim Wife on the Bus (uncredited)
  • Guy Standeven

    as Albert Hall Audience (uncredited)
  • Allen Zeidman

    as Assistant Manager (uncredited)
Art Henry Bumstead Art Direction
Art Arthur Krams Set Decoration
Art Sam Comer Set Decoration
Editing George Tomasini Editor
Art Hal Pereira Art Direction
Directing Alfred Hitchcock Director
Sound Bernard Herrmann Original Music Composer
Writing John Michael Hayes Screenplay
Production Alfred Hitchcock Producer
Camera Robert Burks Director of Photography
Writing D.B. Wyndham-Lewis Story
Directing Howard Joslin Assistant Director
Visual Effects John P. Fulton Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Visual Effects Farciot Edouart Visual Effects
Sound Gene Garvin Sound Recordist
Sound Paul Franz Sound Recordist
Crew Abdelhaq Chraibi Technical Advisor
Crew Connie Willis Technical Advisor
Writing Charles Bennett Story
Production Herbert Coleman Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Supervisor
Writing Angus MacPhail Writer
Production Tony Regan Casting
Production Edward R. Morse Casting
Production Bill Greenwald Casting
Production Gary Fifield Casting
Production William Cowitt Casting
Costume & Make-Up Virginia Darcy Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Dan Greenway Makeup Artist
Production Hugh Brown Assistant Production Manager
Production Frank Caffey Production Manager
Production C.O. Erickson Unit Production Manager
Production Cecil R. Foster Kemp Unit Manager
Directing Ralph Axness Second Assistant Director
Directing Herbert Coleman Second Unit Director
Directing Ned Dobson Second Assistant Director
Directing Basil Keys Second Assistant Director
Art Walter Broadfoot Props
Art Dorothea Holt Production Illustrator
Art Neil Wheeler Props
Sound Bill Wistrom Sound Editor
Sound Henry Keener Sound Recordist
Crew Ted Mapes Stunts
Camera Neil Binney Focus Puller
Lighting Adolph Froelich Electrician
Camera Bobby Greene Assistant Camera
Lighting Vic Jones Gaffer
Camera Ken Lobben Still Photographer
Lighting Don Ring Gaffer
Camera Leonard J. South Second Assistant Camera
Camera Darrell Turnmire Second Company Grip
Camera Paul Uhl Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Phyllis Dalton Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Joan Joseff Other
Costume & Make-Up Leonard Mann Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Lee Forman Wardrobe Master
Editing Sam Vitale Assistant Editor
Sound John C. Hammell Music Editor
Production Art Sarno Publicist