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  DVDAnswers.com - DVD Reviews - Man Who Knew Too Much, The (Region 1)
The Man Who Knew Too Much, starring James Stewart and Doris Day, is the 1955 remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s own 1934 version of the same movie.
Stewart in particular is perfect as the slightly harried, small-town husband and father; Day’s performance as the singer who has given up her career adds a subtle note of tragedy to the otherwise picture-perfect family.
Like the others, The Man Who Knew Too Much has obviously benefited from a first-class restoration job; the transfer here is superior to many DVD transfers of movies made twenty or thirty years later.
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 The Man Who Knew Too Much - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Man Who Knew Too Much is the name of two suspense films directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock:
The Man Who Knew Too Much is also the title of a book of detective stories by G.
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" was an influential article by Marie Brenner for Vanity Fair on tobacco industry whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand and which formed the basis of the film The Insider.
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 Encyclopedia: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 film)
The Man Who Knew Too Much was a 1934 suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The Man Who Knew Too Much DVD cover The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Doris Day.
The plot concerns a British couple who, while on vacation in Switzerland, witness the assassination of a spy.
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 DVD Verdict Review - The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Knew Too Much is generally not regarded as one of Hitch's best, but all the same, it is a very good film.
The Man Who Knew Too Much was a rare dramatic role for her; the results are impressive.
Universal has released The Man Who Knew Too Much as part of their "Alfred Hitchcock Collection." They have put a good amount of effort into extra content, making this DVD a complete experience for anyone, whether Hitchcock enthusiast or neophyte.
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 Britmovie - The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934
The Man Who Knew Too Much lacks grace and rhythm between the suspense and the jokes, and Hitchcock concedes that the film was the creation of a "talented amateur." The critics differed, however, and the film has garnered unanimous praise as one of the best British films and best thrillers ever.
Nova Pilbeam, who appeared as a child, went on to be cast in 1937 as the lead in Hitchcock's Young and Innocent.
The Man Who Knew Too Much is an archetype of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller.
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 Alfred Hitchcock The Man Who Knew Too Much | Movie (1956)
Alfred Hitchcock The Man Who Knew Too Much
In terms of character, however, the most effective scene in The Man Who Knew Too Much comes much earlier in Morocco, when Stewart's doctor tries to get his wife to take a sedative in preparation for telling her that their son has been kidnapped.
There was considerable confusion around The Man Who Knew Too Much, much of it occasioned by the fact that screenwriter John Michael Hayes remained in Hollywood for most of the shooting, completing ten pages of script a day and then sending them off to Morocco or London by courier for instant filming.
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 DVD Verdict Review - Young And Innocent / The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Knew Too Much—Jill and Bob Lawrence are on a winter holiday in St. Moritz with their daughter Betty.
Present too are the typical contrasting venues of wide-open space (the country landscape) and claustrophobic setting (the doss house sequence).
Young and Innocent and The Man Who Knew Too Much are two top-notch Hitchcock films that you owe it to yourself to see and which you should have in your DVD collection.
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 The Man Who Knew Too Much - Who Killed John O'Neill?
At the moment of impact, O'Neill became the man who knew too much.
Maybe part of the reason Paula left Faux news is because she knew her right wing bosses would never let her run a story like this one.
And Richard Bulter, who put the story in play on the US cable networks, is hardly an excitable conspiracy nut.
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 DVD Review - The Man Who Knew Too Much   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was called "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934), and it proved to be one of Hitchcock’s first classics.
Coleman dealt the Master of Suspense quite a blow to his ego when he had to confess he was unfamiliar with this particular work, much less aware of its reputation as a career milestone.
This was not the trend when "The Man Who Knew Too Much" was last released theatrically in the early Eighties, and it would appear that no advance has been made on release prints of this film since that time.
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 The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Plot Outline: A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.
Abbott: You know, to a man with a heart as soft as mine, there's nothing sweeter than a touching scene.
Overall the age of the film means it feels very stagy and very stiff but there's still much to enjoy with good settings, comedy and vintage Hitchcockian touches.
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 Saddam - The Man Who Knew Too Much
Nine of the 12 Iraqi resistance groups are either anti-Saddam secular nationalists or Islamists who were savagely repressed by the former regime.
Still, the elimination of Saddam and his sons opens the way for the emergence of a new generation of Iraqi nationalist leaders who may prove far more clever and popular than the widely hated old regime.
Israeli commentator Ze'ev Schiff suggests the White House might offer Saddam a deal: a life prison sentence in exchange for a false confession that he had indeed made and hidden weapons of mass destruction, thus absolving Bush and VP Dick Cheney of the accusation of having made extravagant lies to whip up war against Iraq.
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 Jeffrey Wigand: The Man Who Knew Too Much
Wigand radiated glumness, an unsettling affect for a man who was in New York to be honored along with such other anti-smoking activists as California congressman Henry Waxman and Victor Crawford, the former Tobacco Institute lobbyist, who died soon after of throat cancer.
According to New York public-relations man John Scanlon, who was hired by BandW's law firm to help discredit Wigand, "Wigand is a habitual liar, a bad, bad guy." It was Scanlon's assignment to disseminate a wide range of damaging charges against Wigand, such as shoplifting, fraud, and spousal abuse.
It is commonly believed that Tisch, who was in the midst of talks with Westinghouse concerning a merger with CBS, would not entertain the possibility of the threat of a tobacco-company lawsuit.
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 The Man Who Knew Too Much   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A man that Dr. McKenna had become aquanted with on the bus down there had covered his face with fl paint and stolen some information from some powerful people.
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" is one of the notorious 5 Lost Hitchcocks, which were unavailable for decades because Hitch bought the rights and gave them to his daughter.
Bernard Herrman, the individual who composed the score for this movie, was the man conducting the orchestra in the Albert Hall scene.
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 The Man Who Knew Too Much Movie Review at Hollywood Video
Much of the humor and the tension in the movie come from Stewart and Day's status as foreigners, their typically Yankee forwardness and lack of cultural sensitivity.
Despite a charming home-movie clip making the Hitchcock family look a lot like characters in the 1934 Man Who Knew Too Much and a few intriguing anecdotes about the difficulties of filming in Marrakech during Ramadan, most of the short documentary offers only well-worn generalities about Hitchcock's work and methods.
Probably the most intriguing discussion comes from Bernard Herrmann's biographer Steven C. Smith, who describes the complex role of music in the movie and talks about composer Herrmann's decision to conduct Arthur Benjamin's "Storm Cloud Cantata" in the Albert Hall sequence rather than writing a new work of his own for that all-important scene.
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 DVDFILE.COM: The Man Who Knew Too Much review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Man Who Knew Too Much, a remake of Hitchcock's own 1934 film, was their third film together.
While at the police station, Dr. MacKenna receives a call from a mysterious man warning him not to speak to the police, or his son will be killed.
The only major note on this set of extras is the second trailer included, which is cross-promotion trailer for a rerelease of Vertigo, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rear Window, Rope and The Trouble With Harry.
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 Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | The man who knew too much
He is outspoken and sometimes rash." The only explanation, then, for those who know Hamza, is that he must have been lured into saying something out of the ordinary, and then entrapped for it.
Hamza's associate, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that all of the mega projects for which Hamza is best known were managed by foreign firms who chose their local partners, and "who invariably chose Hamza on the grounds of his superior work.
Those who know Hamza well point out that confinement, for a man of his boundless energy, can only be an especially harsh experience.
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 Mystery Guide - The Man who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
hesterton's Man who Knew Too Much is not the first "detective" who declined to bring malefactors to justice; but most of the others cannot involve the police because the victim will not prosecute, or because the villain cannot be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Fisher is pale, weedy, and balding (presumably from the strain of Knowing Too Much); he is a member of the aristocracy, and therefore on a first-name basis with most of the people who run the British Empire just before WWI.
Most of the crimes that he "investigates" occur on the great country estates of the rich and titled, and their results are communicated to Horne's friend and confidant, the writer Harold March (who is described as "the sort of man who knows everything about politics and nothing about politicians").
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 The Man Who Knew Too Much (Universal) (1955)
The bus ride down to this famous town is highlighted by Hank inadvertently tearing the veil off a woman, thus enraging her husband.
It is also perhaps a response to the 1934 version of the film, which does tend to give some plot hints away, but the 1956 version simply does not seem a particularly great film.
Unusually, since the music he conducts is the pivotal scene of the film, he elected to stick with a reorchestration of the piece of music from the original film.
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Hitchcock apparently liked this story so much he filmed it twice, early on in his career in 1934 and later at the height of his popularity with his favorite leading man. Though the basic story is the same, the location got more exotic, switching from the winter slopes to the desert of Morocco.
Day is fantastic as the distraught mother who will do anything to get her son back.
Hitchcock took a chance on her, not knowing whether the audience would accept her as one of his cool, blonde leading ladies, but her vocal talent, which is used as a major plot device, makes her presence indispensible and something other actresses of the time probably would not have been able to pull off.
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 The Man Who Knew Too Much (washingtonpost.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ghigliotti, an expert in thermal imaging, was retained by the House Government Reform Committee last year to probe allegations that FBI agents--despite their vehement assertions to the contrary--had fired their weapons at members of the Branch Davidian sect, trapping helpless women and children inside the burning compound on April 19, 1993.
Claire Ghigliotti believes that Congress cut her brother's funds because he got "too close to the truth." But a Government Reform Committee spokesman said Ghigliotti was defunded because the analyst repeatedly failed to produce what the staff considered a "scientific" report.
As befit a man who had served his country honorably, Ghigliotti was entitled to a flag-draped casket, a flawlessly performed military ceremony and a decent plot of ground.
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 "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (GQ, Jan 2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The dead man was not identified by name, and if the circumstances of the reported suicide had not closely matched what the Olsons already knew, they would never have known that the CIA had been involved.
Then, too, the way the window was positioned —blocked by a radiator—it seemed unlikely his father could have “crashed” through it, as the CIA claimed.
Armond Pastore, the night manager of the hotel in 1953, wrote to the Olson family twentyfive years later on stationery from the Diplomat hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, where he was working, and told them he was convinced the CIA was lying about what had happened.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Man Who Knew Too Much at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The technology in film making had advanced so much by 1956, that although the theme is similar, the movies seem very different.The 1934 version lacks the polish that only money can bring, even when comparing movies only a span of 6 years away, after Hitchcock crosses the big sea.
The man was a perfect little character actor, and hilarious in his scenes with the mesmerizer and the dentist.
Cicely Oates as Nurse Agnes-I believe she is the dark sinister woman who accompanies Abbot, and appears to be the second in command in the ring of bad guys.
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 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Here Stewart is Hitch's trusty family man, with a talented wife and one child (just like the Hitchcock household), and while the episodic plot of Man Who Knew may travel from the African desert to London's West End, the story is about a marriage that is strong enough to endure colossal strain.
Many observers at the time thought Day was an odd choice for the part of Jo, but she proves herself in the crucial scene where Stewart tells her that Hank has been kidnapped — it's one of the best dramatic moments in all of Hitch's films.
DVD fans who are accustomed to some lush restorations may be disappointed with this release, but the damage is minor, and this is the best version of Man Who Knew to ever arrive on home video.
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 Amazon.ca: Video: The Man Who Knew Too Much [IMPORT]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I found THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH to be a bit of a mixed bag.
Leslie Banks and Edna Best are brilliant as the married couple who witness a murder, have their daughter kidnapped and - naturally, being a Hitchcock thriller - are plunged into an underworld of twisted deception and danger they barely knew existed.
But just as interesting is a comparison of the pace: this version of The Man Who Knew Too Much is a honed, quickfire, witty, charming and engaging affair.
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 The Man Who Knew Too Much
The 1956 version of The Man Who Knew Too Much has a unique place in the Alfred Hitchcock filmography.
In the original, the heroine is a skilled shot who takes a high-profile role in the final rescue.
When asked about his two versions of the film, Hitchcock said: "The first was the work of a talented amateur, while the second was the act of a seasoned professional." There's no doubt that the later version of The Man Who Knew Too Much is the product of a master in his prime.
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 Amazon.com: Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is hard to overstate the importance of this film, for The Man Who Knew Too Much catapulted Alfred Hitchcock into the ranks of the directing elite and did much to define the very genre of the suspense thriller.
The Man Who Knew Too Much is a very British film, as personified by the suave, cool, and urbane hero who keeps a stiff upper lip throughout his ordeal.
Hitchcock made two versions of "The Man Who Knew Too Much", the first version was filmed in fl & white, and sometimes seems like it was directed by another director.
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