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I try to watch this movie annually. One of Ron Howard's early roles, and the role that started Shirley Maclaine's career. Plot twists, and plenty of romance; I love this, and I never tire of seeing it! I recommend it to everyone I know! Five stars are not enough!
This dull film seems a most unlikely vehicle to have launched Shirley MacClaine's movie career. It shows she had talent.
A strong candidate for Hitchcock's worst film. It's basically a one note "comedy" about various people in a small Vermont town dealing with the recently deceased Harry. Stagey, at times amateurishly inept. John Forsythe tries to pull off Cary Grant-like charm and fails. And why would you discover a dead body in the woods (as Edmund Gwen does) think you were responsible, and then take a nap by a nearby tree.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1955 based on the 1949 novel by Jack Trevor Story, this American black comedy shows how the residents of a small Vermont village react when the dead body of Harry is found on a hillside.
Although supposedly funny, the film turns out not funny at all.
It rather appears foolish and unrealistic.
I call it a flop.
This film was great. Quite a departure from the usual Hitchcock film. I loved it.
Remember this one from film school. It was amusing to see Jerry Mathers of later Beaver fame as a little tyke running around.
An hour and forty minutes of smiles and chuckles. Shirley MacLaine when she was young and a remarkable talent with a long career ahead. John Forsythe, and Edmund Gwenn carry this fun plot along through hilarious burials and impromptu mistaken homicides and funerals to the same cadaver. Excellent movie for the entire family.
I simply did not care for it. There's nothing horribly wrong with The Trouble With Harry, but it did not succeed at engrossing me like Hitchcock usually has a knack for. Throughout most of the movie, I kept thinking that the story would be much better as a play. John Forsythe and Shirley MacLaine were great, but the film itself just wasn't. It came no where close to meeting my expectations.
One of my favourite movies! A black comedy, and lots of zippy dialogue (actually, quite daring double entendres).