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Film: The Trouble with Harry

Over the years, Alfred Hitchcock gave the world such thrillers as Rebecca, Psycho and The Birds. He also gave us a few comedies, such as this one, a 1955 adaptation of Jack Trevor Story's novel. Originally the film was a box office failure but it has since become well regarded.

The residents of a small Vermont town are faced with the appearance of one Harry Worp. The trouble with Harry is that he's dead. Four people in particular are concerned with what to do with him: Captain Albert Wiles (Edmund Gwenn), who thinks he shot Harry on accident while hunting; Jennifer Rogers (Shirley MacLaine, in her film debut), who was his wife; Ivy Gravely (Mildred Natwick), who hit Harry in self-defense after he attacked her; and Sam Marlowe (John Forsythe), who never actually met Harry, but is interested in Jennifer. The rest of the movie is spent trying to figure out why he's dead, and more importantly, what to do with the body.

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To Catch a ThiefFilms By Alfred HitchcockThe Wrong Man
Trouble in ParadiseCreator/ParamountThe Truman Show
To Catch a ThiefFilms of the 1950sAnd God Created Woman

alternative title(s): The Trouble With Harry
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