The Trouble With Harry (Hitchcock, 1955)

This review contains slight spoilers.

The Trouble With Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)

Some of Hitchcock’s less popular movies are gems. This one is not. During the first half of the film, I started to get the feeling this might be some sort of eerily genius film. The way the characters all responded so calmly to seeing a man try to hide the dead body of the man he had just accidentally killed was definitely strange. And the man who first discovers the body and assumes he is responsible is the calmest and cheery of them all. Of course, as the film continues we discover that most of these people already knew to expect to find a dead man in this location and their reactions aren’t quite as mysterious. The second half of the film also includes a lot of plot as everything gets wrapped up tidily. I found most of the film rather funny, though. And the setting is beautiful – the best I’ve ever seen Hitchcock shoot the outdoors. This isn’t a bad one-time watch, but I doubt I’ll ever revisit.  6.25/10

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2 Responses to “The Trouble With Harry (Hitchcock, 1955)”

  1. Kyle King Says:

    There are some great (but subtle) comic scenes in Harry. It is a pretty delightful watch first time through, but certainly no substantial opus.

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