ALL DORIS, ALL DAY: A FILM SERIES TRIBUTE TO DORIS DAY - The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Fall in love with Doris Day – for the first time or all over again. This film series curated by Janet, our resident Doris Day aficionada, hits all the high marks and presents four films that are the cornerstones of Day’s film career. Janet will be on hand to share behind-the-scenes stories of Day’s career and life, as well as to guide after-film discussion.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day.
“If Hitchcock ever got the chance to make a Bond film, it would have probably turned out something like this (or Topaz). A road trip with James Stewart and Doris Day traipsing from Morocco to London, it's two hours of red herrings and intense scenes, one of the least apologetic adventures he ever made. The story is a spy tale wherein – as usual for Hitch – the bad guys finger the wrong man and end up abducting Stewart and Day's son when Jimmy is tipped off to an impending murder. As the double agent dies in his arms, he whispers the plan into Stewart's ear, and the chase is on. From a taxidermist's place to Albert Hall, The Man Who Knew Too Much never lets up until its climactic finale.” Christopher Null, filmcritic.com. 120 minutes. Rated PG.