The Trouble With Harry (1955)
Amusing and lightweight black comedy from Alfred Hitchcock, who brought an ensemble of fairly unknown performers with him to Vermont to shoot this little piece on location. The result is a beautiful film, the technicolors dazzle the screen in lovely autumn tones and the film has a carefree and quirky tone that is characteristic for Hitchcock's lighter work. The plot unfolds as a cross between traditional Hitchcockian murder clandestinia and classic melodrama. Every now and then, the script by John Michael Hayes touches poignant human truths, often through the Edmund Gwenn character, but ultimately, the plot is a bit too perpetual to be able to keep us enchanted until the very end. Shirley MacLaine is luscious in her first film.