PG | | Drama, Thriller
An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock requested blonde Doris Day for the main female role as he liked her performance in Storm Warning (1951), though Associate Producer Herbert Coleman was reluctant on Day, whom he only knew as a singer.
So, what do you do?
Louis Bernard: I buy and sell.
Jo McKenna: I see. And what do you buy and sell?
Louis Bernard: Whatever gives the most profit.
Ben climbs up the bell rope and out the top of the bell tower to escape the chapel. A bell in such a small tower could not possibly be heavy enough to counterbalance Ben's body weight. Therefore, Ben would pull the bell to its limit whilst climbing, and the bell would not ring repeatedly as he climbs the rope. When Ben pulls the rope taut so that he can rappel down the roof, the bell rings twice more.
Partly because the rights to this film were acquired from Paramount by Universal, the Paramount VistaVision fanfare is played over the opening Universal logo. This is the way it is currently (2005) shown on television in the re-release version (1984).
The original film opened with the Paramount logo followed by their patented wide screen process, Vista Vision. In the 80's, Universal re-issued the film with their logo, and dropped the reference to Vista Vision. The Blu-Ray edition retains the Paramount/Vista Vision logos at the start, but carries the 80's Universal logo at the end.
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