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The Trouble with Harry [DVD] [1955]

  • SKU: 7765723
  • Release Date: 06/20/2006
  • Rating: PG

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    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


    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

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hitchcock with a sense of humor

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This old movie set in Vermont (and actually filmed a short distance from where we live) is a great farce. Enjoy some fall foliage and find out what the trouble is with Harry!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Blind buy

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      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      I never heard of this movie before. Saw it at the BestBuy bargain shelf and did a blind buy. Watched it and was not disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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