JERICHO, N.Y., June 11, 2001 – AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS celebrates Father’s
Day, Sunday, June 17, with the quintessential family man with the “Hollywood’s
Favorite Dad – Jimmy Stewart” festival. Stewart faces all of the extremes
of fatherhood in a line-up of four films, from the panic of a father whose child
is kidnapped in the suspense thriller THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, co-starring
Doris Day, to the bewilderment of a dad who just doesn’t understand his own
son in the comedy DEAR BRIGITTE, with Bill Mumy and Brigitte Bardot.
Three of the films were directed by Henry Koster, noted for comedies and family
films, who had a long standing, successful director-actor relationship with
AMC begins the “Hollywood’s Favorite Dad – Jimmy Stewart” festival
at 5:30 PM (ET) with Alfred Hitchcock’s THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956).
Stewart saves his son from kidnappers after he and wife Doris Day inadvertently
uncover an assassination plot while vacationing in Morocco in this suspenseful