The Trouble With Harry

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(out of 5)


Whereas a lot of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense films feature a lot of humour in them, none are as darkly hilarious as this enjoyable little number. When a young boy believes that his toy BB gun is responsible for the corpse lying in the forest near his town, residents from all around become involved in deciding what to do with the body. Shirley MacLaine is delightful in her film debut as one of the key players. This is Hitch’s sly wink at the goings-on of seemingly innocent suburban Americans, and its wryness works every step of the way.


USA, 1955

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Alfred Hitchcock

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , ,


Directors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Motion Pictures (Alfred Hitchcock)

British Academy Award Nominations
Best Film From Any Source
Best Foreign Actress (Shirley MacLaine)


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