Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Arriving in Marrakech - Bab Doukkala and Bab el-Khemis, Marrakech, Morocco

The hotel where the McKennas are staying – La Mamounia Hotel, Avenue Bab Jdid, Marrakech, Morocco

The McKennas (James Stewart and Doris Day) witness the assassination of Louis Bernard (Daniel Gelin) – Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

The Marrakech skyline with the Koutoubia Mosque (center)

Arriving in London – Heathrow Airport, Croydon Road, Hillingdon, Greater London TW6

Looking for Ambrose Chapel – Plender Street at Royal College Street, London N1

The taxidermist shop – 61 College Place, London N1. This portion of the street has been demolished and replaced with a housing complex and a children’s playground.

Ambrose Chapel – St. Saviour's Church, Vicary Street, London SW2. The church hall was demolished and the entire area was replanned during the construction of the Blenheim Gardens Estate.

Hank McKenna is brought to an unnamed foreign embassy – Thorney Court, Palace Gate, London W8. The old building has been demolished and replaced with a luxury apartment complex named Thorney Court.

The assassination attempt - Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7

The embassy interior – Park Lane House, Park Lane, London W1. The house was demolished in 1964 to make room for the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The ballroom where Jo performs Que Sera SeraForbes House, 10 Halkin Street, London SW1. Once the residence of Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard, since the 1950s the mansion served as the headquarters of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders but the organization sold it to a mystery buyer in 2010. It is most likely to be converted back into a private home.

See also...

Stage Fright

23 Paces to Baker Street


  1. The Embassy Scene, the interior shot you show is in fact the entrance hall of Forbes House (also used for the ballroom scene)