The Man Who Knew Too Much

untitled4The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 2-hour 1956 Alfred Hitchcock mystery/drama starring James Stewart and Doris Day. In the movie, Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on vacation with his wife (Doris Day) and son in Morocco when a chance encounter with a stranger sets their trip, and their lives, on a drastically different course. The stranger, killed in front of the family in the marketplace, reveals an assassination plot to the Americans. The couple’s son is abducted in order to ensure the plot is kept secret, and suddenly the mother and father, with no help from the police, must figure out a way to get their child back. This is one of Hitchcock’s best thrillers and the song “Que Sera, Sera” became Doris Day’s biggest hit and trademark song.

Resources:
Alfred Hitchcock: the Man Who Knew Too Much (Icons)
by Michael Wood

Jimmy Stewart: the Truth Behind the Legend
by Michael Munn

American Legends: The Life of Doris Day
by Charles River Editors