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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Stewart, Doris Day, Daniel Gélin, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Miles

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THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1956. Academy award in the Best Music, Song category.
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Marrakech, Maroc. James Stewart, Doris Day and their son are on holiday after a medical convention attended by James Stewart. While visiting the local market, Daniel Gélin, a french spy, dies in Stewart's arms after having revealed to him that a european leader will soon be assassinated in London. Stewart's son is kidnapped right after this event and Stewart is asked by a mysterious man to avoid the police if he wants to see his son again. Stewart and Doris Day come back to London and try, with the few clues they have, to make their own investigation.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding an assassin

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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