The Trouble with Harry [DVD] [1955]

  • SKU: 7765723
  • Release Date: 06/20/2006
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.0 (2)
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.0
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • The Trouble With Harry Isn't Over
  • Production notes
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Trouble with Harry
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead. The scene is a autumnal Vermont village, where a pre-Leave It to Beaver Jerry Mathers stumbles upon Harry's corpse in the woods. Mathers alerts his mother Shirley MacLaine (making her film debut), who recognizes Harry as her ex-husband. Later on, retired sea captain Edmund Gwenn likewise comes across the moribund Harry. Both MacLaine and Gwenn have reason to believe that they're responsible for Harry's demise; MacLaine thinks that she killed Harry by clobbering him with a bottle, while Gwenn is certain that he shot the poor fellow while hunting. As the day draws to a close, seemingly every person in town is convinced that he or she has had some hand in Harry's death, thus they conspire to hide the body from the authorities. Visiting artist John Forsythe, dumbfounded at the calm, collected reactions of the villagers regarding Harry (whose ubiquitous body pops up at the most inopportune moments), solves the "mystery." Though not his most successful film, The Trouble with Harry was one of director Alfred Hitchcock's favorites. The story's whimsical black-comedy elements are perfectly complemented by Bernard Herrmann's playful music score. Best bit: Mildred Natwick, coming upon Gwenn as the latter is strenuously dragging away Harry's corpse, asking offhandedly "What seems to be the trouble, Captain?" The Trouble with Harry was adapted by John Michael Hayes from the novel by John Trevor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Edmund Gwenn
    Edmund Gwenn - Capt. Albert Wiles
  • John Forsythe
    John Forsythe - Sam Marlowe, the painter
  • Shirley MacLaine
    Shirley MacLaine - Jennifer Rogers, Harry's Wife
  • Mildred Natwick
    Mildred Natwick - Miss Graveley
  • Mildred Dunnock
    Mildred Dunnock - Mrs. Wiggs

Overall Customer Rating

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