The Trouble with Harry

The Trouble with Harry (1955)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy Film, Comedy Thriller  |   Release Date - Oct 3, 1955  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The Trouble with Harry is a 1955 American black comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes was based on the 1949 novel by Jack Trevor Story. It starred Edmund Gwenn and John Forsythe; Jerry Mathers and Shirley MacLaine, in her first film role. The Trouble with Harry was released in the United States on October 3, 1955, then re-released in 1984 once the distribution rights had been acquired by Universal Pictures.

The action in The Trouble with Harry takes place during a sun-filled autumn in the Vermont countryside. The fall foliage and the beautiful scenery around the village, as well as Bernard Herrmann's light-filled score, all set an idyllic tone. The story is about how the residents of a small Vermont village react when the dead body of a man named Harry is found on a hillside. The film is, however, not really a murder mystery; it is essentially a romantic comedy with thriller overtones, in which the corpse serves as a Macguffin. Four village residents end up working together to solve the problem of what to do with Harry. In the process the younger two (an artist and a very young, twice-widowed woman) fall in love and become a couple, soon to be married. The older two residents (a captain and a spinster) also fall in love.

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Budget

$1,200,000

Tags

Film Based On Literature, Harry, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Murder, Small Town, The Trouble, Vermont, Village

Attributes

Narrative Location: Vermont

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Alternate Titles

Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry
GB, US
Bajok Harryvel
HU
El tercer tiro
AR, MX, UY
Harii no sainan
JP
Herrie om Harry
NL
Hvem myrdede Harry?
DK
Immer Ärger mit Harry
AT, DE
Kłopoty z Harrym
PL
La congiura degli innocenti
IT
Maar wie heeft Harry gedood?
BE, NL
Mais qui a tué Harry ?
FR
Mais qui a tué Harry?
BE, CA
Men ... vem mördade Harry?
FI
Men vem mördade Harry?
FI
Men... hvem myrdet Harry?
NO
Mutta kuka murhasi Harryn?
FI
Necazuri cu Harry
RO
Nevolje s Harryjem
HR
O Terceiro Tiro
BR, PT
Pero... ¿quién mató a Harry?
ES
Poios skotose ton Harry
GR
Težave s Harryjem
SI
The Trouble with Harry
AU, CA, GB, US
Trouble with Harry
NL
Ugglor i mossen
SE
¿Pero quién mató a Harry?
VE
¿Quién mató a Harry?
AR, UY
Ποιος σκότωσε τον Χάρι
GR
Невоље са Харијем
RS
Неприємності з Гаррі
UA
Неприятности с Гарри
RU, US
Неприятности с Хари
BG
ハリーの災難
JP
怪屍案
TW