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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG
120 min | Drama, Thriller

An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign prime minister kidnap their son.
Writers
John Michael Hayes (screenplay) | Charles Bennett (based on a story by) | D.B. Wyndham-Lewis (based on a story by)
Composer
Bernard Herrmann (music scored by)
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Budget
$ 2,500,000
Gross (USA)
$ 10,250,000
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Release date
Jun 1, 1956 (United States)

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James Stewart
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Doris Day
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Edward Drayton Edward Drayton   See fewer
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Daniel Gélin
Louis Bernard Louis Bernard   See fewer
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Mogens Wieth
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Alan Mowbray
Val Parnell Val Parnell   See fewer
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Jan Peterson Jan Peterson   See fewer
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Christopher Olsen
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Richard Wattis
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Noel Willman
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Alix Talton
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Yves Brainville
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Carolyn Jones
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7.5 / 10 | 49,529 votes