In London for a medical convention, Dr. Ben McKenna takes his actress wife Jo and teenage son Hank on a quick trip to Marrakesh. But Hank is kidnapped, and a man, who the McKenna’s had only met that day, is stabbed in front of them. Before dying, he tells Ben about a plot to assassinate a prominent politician – and the tension becomes unbearable as, afraid to talk to the police, Ben has to track down his son while the clock ticks on the assassination.
This was the second time Hitchcock had used this title, although his 1934 film had a significantly different plot. One of his favourite actors, James Stewart, stars, alongside Doris Day, and the film won the Oscar for Best Original Song for her famous rendition of ‘Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)’.