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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:
Oh the irony! See more (140 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)

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:
Edmund Gwenn's fourth and last film with Alfred Hitchcock.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:I think, Captain Wiles, we're tangled up in a murder.
Capt. Wiles:Murder. If it's murder who dunnit?
Sam Marlowe:Who did it?
Capt. Wiles:That's what I say, whodunnit?
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Soundtrack:
Flaggin' the Train to TuscaloosaSee more »

FAQ

Does Hitchcock have a cameo in this movie?
John Forsythe---When Did He Sign With Hitch?
What is the trouble with Harry?
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55 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Oh the irony!, 4 October 2004
Author: eeesh98 from Providence, Rhode Island

I've been a big fan of Hitchcock as long as I can remember, but I only had the opportunity to see The Trouble with Harry recently. I never knew the film was a comedy before I began watching, so you can imagine my surprise when one innocent character after the next stumbled upon a brutally murdered corpse and react in the very least expected ways possible. It was almost as surpring, however, when I read the comments on IMDb and realized that a large portion of Hitchcock's audience simply didn't "get it". Of course the character's are not reacting the way real people would in these circumstances! How many of Hitch's characters actually would? The Trouble with Harry is Hitchcock's own jab at himself, at the entire suspense film genre, and a wonderfully inspired satire on the implications of desensitization. The film is not that simple though, for even in addressing these objectives Hitch tantalizingly avoids any answers or definitive statements. Its a difficult film to describe, but definitely worth seeing as it confirms Hitchcock's dual mastery of comedy and suspense. Watch it for the social commentary, the sleepy New England setting, but above all else, for the blissful irony that fills its every crevace. It is the kind of irony that makes shows like Family Guy so popular today. A wonderfully surpring film in every way!

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