The Man Who Knew Too Much
The 1950s was probably Alfred Hitchcock’s classic era, when he controlled all the aspects of his movies, a true auteur. He typically combined a loose plot, usually set off by a “Macguffin”, with a slightly ambiguous leading man in a dangerous position not of his making, and lots of female sex appeal from his blonde leading ladies.
In 1956 he remade one of his own films from the thirties, this time pairing James Stewart and Doris Day as the couple caught up in danger.
It’s a film that moves nicely, has some good suspense scenes, and also features Doris singing Que Sera, Sera.
The danger they are in is clear from this original US One Sheet poster, which gives the stars centre stage, but with the assassins and kidnappers also lurking.