The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much ★★★½

We think of Jimmy Stewart’s persona as being generally good natured but in truth a recurring feature is his obstinance and sense of privilege. It’s a trait that’s quite unbecoming here, where the Stewart character is excruciatingly unthinking as he traipses through French Morocco. Still, this remake of Hitchcock's own 1934 original is an upgrade from its predecessor; it's more masterful in its use of time and space for maximum suspense. It's also got a hilarious ending.

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