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Director:
Writers:
John Michael Hayes (screenplay)
Jack Trevor Story (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
3 October 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A comedy about a corpse. See more »
Plot:
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body... Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Yes, a Hitchcock COMEDY. And it's very clever and a lot of fun! See more (136 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edmund Gwenn ... Capt. Albert Wiles

John Forsythe ... Sam Marlowe

Mildred Natwick ... Miss Ivy Gravely

Mildred Dunnock ... Mrs. Wiggs

Jerry Mathers ... Arnie Rogers

Royal Dano ... Deputy Sheriff Calvin Wiggs
Parker Fennelly ... Millionaire
Barry Macollum ... Tramp
Dwight Marfield ... Dr. Greenbow

Shirley MacLaine ... Jennifer Rogers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernest Curt Bach ... Ellis (uncredited)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition (uncredited)
Philip Truex ... Harry Worp (uncredited)
Leslie Woolf ... Art Critic from the Modern Museum (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
John Michael Hayes (screenplay)

Jack Trevor Story (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Herbert Coleman .... associate producer
Alfred Hitchcock .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann (music score)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Burks (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
 
Casting by
Bert McKay (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman  (as John Goodman)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Emile Kuri 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
John Hall Jr. .... makeup (uncredited)
Maria Stevens .... hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Hugh Brown .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
C.O. Erickson .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard Joslin .... assistant director
Ralph Axness .... assistant director (uncredited)
Herbert Coleman .... second unit director (uncredited)
Edgar Fay .... assistant director (uncredited)
Bernard McEveety .... assistant director (uncredited)
Bernard Wiesen .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Crider .... nurseryman (uncredited)
John Ferren .... paintings: Sam's (uncredited)
Ed Goldstein .... leadman (uncredited)
F. Goldstein .... props (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Dominic Mautino .... painter (uncredited)
Robert McCrillis .... prop master (uncredited)
Fred Simpfenderfer .... nurseryman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
Jim Miller .... sound (uncredited)
Ad Tice .... sound (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Scott Dougherty .... digital restoration producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Jerry Pooler .... digital restoration supervisor (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith .... digital restoration coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Austin .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bill Avery .... still photographer (uncredited)
Gordon Fleming .... grip (uncredited)
James Grant .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bobby Greene .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Norbert Haring .... grip (uncredited)
Chas. Wayne Hendrickson .... electrician (uncredited)
Warren Hoag .... electrician (uncredited)
Hayden Hohstadt .... grip (uncredited)
Edward Horton .... camera operator (uncredited)
Vic Jones .... gaffer (uncredited)
Lon Massey .... electrician (uncredited)
William Miller .... assistant camera (uncredited)
S. Nannes .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Nostri .... grip (uncredited)
William Schurr .... second camera (uncredited)
Mike Semenario .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Serjack .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Sherman .... grip (uncredited)
Jack Sherman .... electrician (uncredited)
Fred Sigle .... camera mechanic (uncredited)
Leonard J. South .... camera operator (uncredited)
Walt Taylor .... best boy (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire .... company grip (uncredited)
Paul Whitson .... generator operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Olive Long .... casting secretary (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Fitzharris .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... Technicolor color consultant
P. Guare .... publicist (uncredited)
William Lord .... auditor (uncredited)
Saul Steinberg .... title illustrator (uncredited)
Dorothy Yutzi .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
99 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.50 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG | Chile:14 | Finland:K-12 | Ireland:PG | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2002) | USA:PG | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate no. 17335) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The poem that the doctor is reading when he finally discovers the body is Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Miss Graveley visits the Captain, we see a case of nautical flags on the wall behind him, with a model ship perched on top. But in the final shot of the scene as Miss Gravely is leaving, the ship is gone.See more »
Quotes:
Sam Marlowe:You're not supposed to bury bodies whenever you find them. It makes people suspicious.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mau Mau Sex Sex (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Flaggin' the Train to TuscaloosaSee more »

FAQ

Does Hitchcock have a cameo in this movie?
What is the trouble with Harry?
Shirley MacLaine---When Did She Sign For "Harry"?
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30 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Yes, a Hitchcock COMEDY. And it's very clever and a lot of fun!, 5 September 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

One thing I really admire about Hitchcock was that he was willing to experiment, and wasn't content to make the same movie over and over. This meant that he sometimes made movies that puzzled his audiences, and several of them were out and out flops. But the passage of time has been kind to many of these movies which can be enjoyed for what they are, not what the audience WANTED them to be. 'The Trouble With Harry' is a great example. Many of Hitchcock's movies have humour in them, but an actual comedy was a bit left field for him. And not just any kind of comedy, a very black one. Humour is very subjective, but I found this movie to very clever and a lot of fun. It gets off to a bit of a shaky start with John Forsythe's character coming out with some unfunny lines and bits of business, but once the story kicks in and the characters played by Edmund Gwenn and Mildred Natwick are introduced, the movie becomes very amusing. Forsythe is technically the star of the movie, and Shirley MacLaine (in her movie debut) the leading lady, but Natwick, and especially Gwenn, steal the picture, and to me have the best lines. Edmund Gwenn was also in the underrated 1950s monster movie 'Them!', and I'm really fond of him. I also get a kick out of Royal Dano who plays the sheriff. Dano was a very interesting character actor who was in everything from 'Moby Dick' to 'Drum' to 'Killer Klowns From Outer Space'. To be totally honest 'The Trouble With Harry' wouldn't make it into my Top Ten Hitchcock movies, but that is only because he made so many great ones, and it's tough to choose, not because this is poor movie. If you want an edge of your seat thriller then maybe this isn't for you, but if you thought Hitch's droll introductions on his TV show were entertaining, then you should check this one out, as it's cut from the same cloth.

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