Ten Valuable The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Movie Posters & Collectibles
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Ten Valuable The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Movie Posters & Collectibles

Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on April 30, 1956. Valuable The Man Who Knew Too Much movie memorabilia includes one sheet and insert posters, keybook movie stills, pressbooks, German movie heralds and French movie posters.

Paramount Pictures' The Man Who Knew Too Much was remade by Alfred Hitchcock in 1956. Starring James Stewart and Doris Day, The Man Who Knew Too Much features Stewart and Day as Benjamin and Josephine McKenna, a married couple who get caught up in international intrigue and murder while vacationing in Morocco. Made for an estimated $2.5 million, The Man Who Knew Too Much premiered in New York City on May 16, 1956, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be" (Que Sera, Sera)," composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

Here are ten valuable The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) movie posters and collectibles that are sure to interest Alfred Hitchcock fans and movie memorabilia collectors. "A man.. a statesman...is to be killed...assassinated in London. Soon...very soon. Tell them in London...tell them to try Ambrose Chapel..." Daniel Gelin as a dying Louis Bernard 

The Man Who Knew Too Much One Sheet Movie Poster

A standard one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in folded fine- condition sold at auction for $262.90. Alfred Hitchcock first made The Man Who Knew Too Much in 1934 starring Leslie Banks, Edna Best and Peter Lorre. Hitchcock considered his 1956 remake to be the better film.

The Man Who Knew Too Much one sheet poster $262.90

The Man Who Knew Too Much Insert Movie Poster

An insert movie poster (14x36-inches) in folded very fine condition brought $418.25 at auction. John Michael Hayes wrote the crackling screenplay.

The Man Who Knew Too Much Movie Pressbook

An uncut showmanship manual or pressbook in very fine condition sold at auction for $62. Pressbooks were given to movie theater owners to be used as promotional tools and contain sample poster/lobby card images.

The Man Who Knew Too Much pressbook contents $62

The Man Who Knew Too Much Window Card

A window card (14x22-inches) in fine+ condition brought $50 at auction. Window cards could be displayed around town in the windows of businesses.

The Man Who Knew Too Much Italian 4 Folio Movie Poster

An Italian 4 folio movie poster (55x78-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $493.54. The poster artist is Ercole Brini. The Man Who Knew Too Much was released in Italy on September 6, 1956.

The Man Who Knew Too Much Italian 4 folio poster $493.54

The Man Who Knew Too Much French Afiche Movie Poster

A French afiche movie poster (31x47-inches) in folded very fine- condition fetched a top bid of $71.70 at auction. Pictured are James Stewart and Daniel Gelin. The Man Who Knew Too Much was first seen at the Cannes Film Festival in France on April 30, 1956, where it was nominated for a Palm d'Or award.

The Man Who Knew Too Much French afiche poster $71.70

The Man Who Knew Too Much Lobby Card Set

A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in fine+ condition sold at auction for $507.88. Moviegoers in 1956 would have glimpsed these cards displayed in theater lobbies.

The Man Who Knew Too Much lobby set $507.88

The Man Who Knew Too Much Keybook Movie Stills

A collection of nine 8x11-inch keybook stills featuring Doris Day as Josephine McKenna in very fine condition brought $155.35 at auction.

The Man Who Knew Too Much German Movie Herald

A nifty German movie herald (7x10-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for a reasonable $16. The Man Who Knew Too Much debuted in West Germany on October 11, 1956.

The Man Who Knew Too Much German herald $16

The Man Who Knew Too Much French Grande Movie Poster

A French grande movie poster (47x63-inches) in folded fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $186.42.

The Man Who Knew Too Much Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: The Man Who Knew Too Much James Stewart/Doris Day lobby card in very fine condition $47

Copyright © 2011 William J. Felchner

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Never knew about the film but the items sure look good.

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