February 12th, 2021

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Movie Critique - The Man Who Knew Too Much

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Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: Hitchcock's own film's remake made 22 years later with a powerful star cast and a thrilling climax makes this a mystery film noir worth watching time and time again. Certainly a entertaining thriller that warrants a second look. 

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 American suspense thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day, Christopher Olsen, Ralph Truman, Bernard Miles and others among the cast. 

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Movie Critique - The Trouble with Harry

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Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: It's clever, it's fun, it's outlandish, and yes it's a black humor film from the master of suspense, Hitchcock.

The Trouble with Harry is a 1955 American Technicolor black comedy film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine and Mildred Natwick in the lead cast among others. 

Harry Worp's dead body is found by the residents of  small Vermont hamlet called Highwater. Now "The Trouble with Harry" is to find who Harry was, who was responsible for his death. And four residents - Captain Wiles (portrayed by Edmund Gwenn), Jennifer Rogers (portrayed by Shirley MacLaine), Miss Gravely (portrayed by Mildred Natwick) and Sam Marlowe (portrayed by John Forsythe) - take it upon themselves to investigate the murder, and in the meantime they find love and camaraderie 

The film is based on the 1950 novel of the same name by Jack Trevor Story for which the screenplay was written by John Michael Hayes. The musical score for the film was given by Bernard Herrmann, his debut work with Hitchcock, which resulted in a long collaboration between them and making him Hitchcock's in-house music composer. 

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