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The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock) 1956

 

 

 

 

 

I am a big fan of this film. I feel that it is truly one of Hitchcock's best films (I do prefer Vertigo and Notorious, for sure though). It's hugely entertaining and exceptionally involving. The film begins almost as a travelogue, and lulls you into a relative ease as you get to know the average American family that makes up the picture's leads. By the time the suspense begins, you're truly involved in the plot. Doris Day gives an exceptionally convincing performance. The plot merely connects together a string of set pieces, but those sequences are masterfully done. The film is scored well and looks great (making you wonder why Technicolor ever went out of style).

****

September 2001

Jeremy Heilman