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 1253 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • 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
  • Reggie Nalder

    as Assassin at Albert Hall
  • Richard Wattis

    as Assistant Manager
  • Noel Willman

    as Woburn
  • Christopher Olsen

    as Hank McKenna
  • 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 Worker at the Taxidermist's (uncredited)
  • Frank Atkinson

    as Taxidermist (uncredited)
  • John Barrard

    as Taxidermist (uncredited)
  • Mayne Lynton

    as 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 (uncredited)
  • Wolf Frees

    as Aide to Prime Minister (uncredited)
  • Richard Marner

    as Aide to Prime Minister (uncredited)
  • Milton Frome

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Walter Gotell

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Leo Gordon

    as Chauffeur (uncredited)
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    as Man in Morocco 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 Arab (uncredited)
  • Harold Kasket

    as Butler (uncredited)
  • Barry Keegan

    as Patterson (uncredited)
  • Lloyd Lamble

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

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Ralph Neff

    as Henchman (uncredited)
  • John O'Malley

    as Uniformed Attendant (uncredited)
  • Eric Snowden

    as Special Branch Officer (uncredited)
  • Patrick Whyte

    as Special Branch Officer (uncredited)
  • Alma Taylor

    as Box Office Woman (uncredited)
  • Guy Verney

    as Footman (uncredited)
  • Peter Williams

    as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
  • John Marshall

    as Butler (uncredited)
  • Alexis Bobrinskoy

    as Foreign Prime Minister (uncredited)
Sound Bernard Herrmann Original Music Composer
Art Henry Bumstead Art Direction
Directing Alfred Hitchcock Director
Production Alfred Hitchcock Producer
Production Herbert Coleman Producer
Crew Herbert Coleman Second Unit
Camera Robert Burks Director of Photography
Editing George Tomasini Editor
Sound John C. Hammell Music Editor
Writing Charles Bennett Author
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Writing John Michael Hayes Screenplay
Art Hal Pereira Art Direction
Art Sam Comer Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Department Head
Production C.O. Erickson Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Virginia Darcy Hairstylist
Art Arthur Krams Set Decoration
Directing Howard Joslin Assistant Director
Crew Ted Mapes Stunts
Production Hugh Brown Production Manager
Sound Gene Garvin Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Phyllis Dalton Set Costumer
Art Dorothea Holt Other
Directing Basil Keys Assistant Director
Visual Effects John P. Fulton Visual Effects
Crew Angus MacPhail Additional Writing
Production Edward R. Morse Casting
Production Frank Caffey Production Manager
Visual Effects Farciot Edouart Visual Effects
Editing Sam Vitale Assistant Editor
Writing D.B. Wyndham-Lewis Story
Lighting Vic Jones Gaffer
Camera Neil Binney First Assistant Camera
Crew Constance Willis Technical Advisor
Crew Neil Wheeler Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Dan Greenway Makeup Artist
Production Tony Regan Casting
Sound Paul Franz Sound Recordist
Camera Ken Lobben Still Photographer
Camera Bobby Greene Assistant Camera
Directing Ralph Axness Second Assistant Director
Crew Abdelhaq Chraibi Technical Advisor
Sound Ray Evans Songs
Sound Jay Livingston Songs