Trouble With Harry

Gwenn, Edmund

SKU: 025192176463

UPC 025192176463
Release Date 2013-10-01
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 100
Format Color
Synopsis This black comedy from Alfred Hitchcock was based on Jack Turner's novel. When a retired sea captain, out doing a little rabbit hunting, discovers Harry's lifeless body in the hilltops of small-town Vermont, he erroneously believes that he is responsible for Harry's untimely demise. So he decides to bury the corpse to cover his tracks. But Harry just won't stay in the ground. Soon the dead man--through no fault of his own--has set off a series of comic misunderstandings, as the town spinster and Harry's wife also blame themselves for his death. THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY was not a runaway hit when it was released, but it holds up very well, demonstrating the director's sharp and morbid humor. It is one of the few comic turns Hitchcock made, and it compares favorably with his other lighter works, MR. AND MRS. SMITH and RICH AND STRANGE, shedding the romantic comedy for grimmer subject matter and satirical wit, which probably suited him more. This was Shirley MacLaine's first film; she gives an enjoyable performance as Harry's ex-wife. The film also features Jerry Mathers of LEAVE IT TO BEAVER fame. An uncredited star of the film is the Vermont location, seen in all its full autumn splendor.Hitchcock cameo: About 20 minutes into the film Hitchcock walks past the limousine of a man who is looking at paintings. Filmed on location in Vermont. The film is based on a novel by the British writer Jack Trevor. The film marked Shirley MacLaine's feature-film debut.Alfred Hitchcock shifts gears for this unusual black comedy, set in New England, concerning the problems a dead man causes his former neighbors. The trouble with Harry is that he is dead, and while no one seems to mind, everyone he used to know thinks they killed him. How did Harry really die?...Cutesy black comedy....MacLaine invests it with serious kink... -- Rating: B...The acting is remarkable. Everyone is so low-key that the humor sort of sidles up to you...
Cast Alfred Hitchcock (Producer)
Bernard Herrmann (Composer)
Shirley MacLaine (Star)
Edmund Gwenn (Star)
Jerry Mathers (Star)
Alfred Hitchcock (Director)
Royal Dano (Star)
Mildred Dunnock (Star)
Hal Pereira (Art Director)
Alma Macrorie (Editor)
Robert Burks (Cinematographer)
Jack Trevor Story (Story)
Mildred Natwick (Star)
John Forsythe (Star)
John Hayes (Writer)
John B. Goodman (Art Director)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: The Trouble With Harry isn't over Production photographs Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French DTS - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Mystery
Attribute Additional Footage,Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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