The Disappearance of Harry (1983)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this intriguing mystery set in the textile and lace-making center of Nottingham, Harry Webster (David Lyons) appears to be a normal, middle-aged husband and father with a decent job, a married daughter, and not much at all to complain about in life. Then one day after his birthday party, he walks out of the house and is never seen again. Except for a note that cryptically says he is tired of leading a "double life," there are no clues as to what other kind of a life he had. His wife Liz (Annette Crosbie) goes out to search for her husband, with the help of a curious reporter (Cornelius Garrett). As the search continues, there are hints that Harry may have been a Luddite (named for Ned Ludd, said to have destroyed textile machinery in 1779) -- a member of a revived group of rebel workers from the Nottingham area that destroy machinery -- and there have been factory bombings in the area of late. Liz continues her search throughout the region, leaving no stone unturned, yet her prospects for success begin to wither as days and weeks go by with no luck at all.





missing-person, amateur-detective, double-life, secret-life, bombing, reporter