The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 film)

1956 film by Alfred Hitchcock

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 suspense film about a family vacationing in Morocco who accidentally stumble onto an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. The film is a remake in widescreen VistaVision and Technicolor of the 1934 film of the same name.

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James Stewart as Dr. Benjamin McKenna.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by John Michael Hayes.
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Dr. Ben McKennaEdit

  • Sorry we were gone so long, but we had to pick up Hank!

Hank McKennaEdit

  • [to Louis] If you ever get hungry, our garden back home is full of snails. We tried everything to get rid of them. We never thought of a Frenchman!

Louis BernardEdit

  • [dying] A man... a statesman... is to be killed... assassinated in London. Soon... very soon. Tell them in London... tell them to try Ambrose Chapel...


  • [to Drayton] You have muddled everything from the start, taking that child with you from Marrakesh. Don't you realize that Americans dislike having their children stolen?


Jo: You know what I was just thinking? You know what is paying for this three days in Marrakech?
Ben: Sure, me.
Jo: Mrs. Campbell's gall stone.
[both laugh]
Jo: And you know the purse I bought in Paris? Philip's tarsal.

Jo: So, what do you do?
Louis: I buy and sell.
Jo: I see. And what do you buy and sell?
Louis: Whatever gives the most profit.

Edward: Remember, you will only have time for just one shot. If you need another, the risk is yours.
Rien: I don't take risks.


  • A little knowledge can be a deadly thing!
  • Alfred Hitchcock strikes the highest note of suspense the screen has yet achieved!


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