The Trouble with Harry
The Trouble with Harry (1955)

In this film, Jerry Mathers stumbles upon Harry's corpse in the woods. Mathers alerts his mother Shirley MacLaine, who recognizes Harry as her ex-husband. Later on, retired sea captain Edmund Gwenn comes across the moribund Harry. Both… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 3, 1955
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

This latest of Mr. Hitchcock's efforts is a curiously whimsical thing.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I love it. I've seen it more times than just about any other Hitchcock.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's not helped by the wooden performances of the leads.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the absolute funniest movies of the 1950s, not least because it is perhaps the most puckish.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

highly entertaining romantic comedy that still has the Hitchcock touch--a dark comedy using a dead body as the central MacGuffin

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Hitchcock does comedy! MacLaine's film debut.

Josh Larsen

A spirited irreverence about the power of death pervades. Think of this as a relief valve compared to most of Hitchcock's other films.

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Cole Smithey

Beautifully subtle suspense with a sprinkle of black humor.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Very underrated black comedy from Hitchcock is really one of his best works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
No lost masterpiece here - slightly amusing Hitchcock black comedy. The male leads are leaden but Shirley MacClaine is smart sexy quirky cute right out of the… More
Randy Tippy
Hitchcock's delightful but somewhat shallow dabbling into dark comedy featuring a young and absolutely beautiful Shirley MacLaine.
Chris Weber
This is a delightfully twisted film from old Mr. Hitchcock. Set in a small Vermont town during autumn, this is a mystery/comedy centered around a dead body. A… More
Aj V
One of my top favourite Hitchcock movies because it's not just a thriller and not just a comedy, but it's a dark comedy. I love it, and I highly… More
Graham Jones
Hitchcock's black comedy classic is a different direction for the master and he adapts well.
Conner Rainwater
The most underrated Hitchcock film ever made, an absolutely brilliant work of art. It‚??s really the birth of Black Comedy and still one of the best. The cast… More