Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO & Alfred Hitchcock's THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO (1958, 128 min)
James Stewart plays a retired police detective who is hired by an old friend to follow his wife (Kim Novak), whom he suspects of being possessed by the spirit of a dead madwoman. The detective and the disturbed woman fall in love and...well, to give away any more of the story would be criminal. Shot around San Francisco and elsewhere in Northern California in rapturous Technicolor, Vertigo is as lovely as it is haunting.
Alfred Hitchcock's THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956, 120 min)
Hitchcock's 1956 remake of his own 1934 spy thriller stars James Stewart and Doris Day as American tourists who discover more than they wanted to know about an assassination plot. When their son is kidnapped, they are caught between concern for him and the terrible secret they hold. Several extraordinary moments in this update represent consummate filmmaking, particularly a relentlessly exciting Albert Hall scene, with a blaring symphony, an assassin's gun and Doris Day's scream.
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