The Trouble With Harry

The Trouble With Harry

DVD - 2006
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The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor...and several unearthings of the corpse.


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May 04, 2019

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!

Jan 02, 2019

This dull film seems a most unlikely vehicle to have launched Shirley MacClaine's movie career. It shows she had talent.

May 22, 2018

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.

Feb 03, 2018

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.

Apr 27, 2017

This film was great. Quite a departure from the usual Hitchcock film. I loved it.

Dec 23, 2016

Remember this one from film school. It was amusing to see Jerry Mathers of later Beaver fame as a little tyke running around.

7duffy May 23, 2015

Amusing on the surface, but hilarious when you watch it a few times.

May 10, 2015

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.

Jan 12, 2014

Silly comedy. Great fun. Has English subtitles.

jmmason Dec 19, 2012

There's a reason this one isn't very popular. It's dull as hadies.

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Mar 19, 2012

Harry's corpse is found in the autumnal New England woods. While no one mourns his death, several people feel responsible for it. The body is unearthed several times, humorous situations occur, and love affairs develop before the real cause of Harry's death is revealed. Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Mildred Natwick, Mildred Dunnock.
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry


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