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The Trouble With Harry (1955)

Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Mystery
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Men... hvem myrdet Harry?
RUNNING TIME
99 minutes
Producer:
Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriter (based on a book by Jack Trevor Story):
John Michael Hayes


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Capt. Albert Wiles Edmund Gwenn
Sam Marlowe John Forsythe
Jennifer Rogers Shirley MacLaine
Miss Graveley Mildred Natwick
Mrs. Wiggs Mildred Dunnock
Arnie Rogers Jerry Mathers
Calvin Wiggs Royal Dano

 

Review

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.

Copyright 1.5.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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