Genteel in an odd way, though. There's a ton of sexual innuendo throughout, and that last little joke seems insanely tame compared to the rest of the film. Almost a joke within a joke. Odd film...
Altro gradevolissimo film di Sir Alfred,che stavolta si allontana dal genere thriller per sfornare una deliziosa black commedy,intrisa di puro humor british. é tutto un susseguirsi di scene grottesche e strambe,inserite in una bellissima campagna dipinta da stupendi colori.Sempre notevoli gli espedienti usati(i passanti,la ripresa del corpo da sotto,la porta che si apre);cambia il genere,ma la mano è sempre quella.4*
A detour from Hitch's usual urban thriller, HARRY embraces its pastoral American countryside setting with an equally dry and low-key wit. In his attempt to make a star-less picture (with Shirley MacLaine's film debut), Hitch crafts a leisurely picture that stands out in his most fertile period. The eye-popping autumnal colors are why VistaVision was invented, bouncing perfectly with Herrmann's jaunty score.
After watching Hitch's not-quite-successful take on screwball with Mr. & Mrs. Smith his sardonic humor (present in most of his films) is in full force in this beautifully shot black comedy. Similarities to Shadow of a Doubt come to mind with Hitch commentating on both film's small town perfection & manners contrasting with a murder mystery.
paraphrasing hitch here: like drops of blood floating on a blue stream in the midst of the woods. Edmund Gwenn is the standout in this atypical Hitchcock film...atypical because: 1. it's a comedy, granted a comedy centered around a dead body. 2. it works so well because of, in part, its somewhat genteel nature....
It helps that I was expecting a disaster because I really enjoyed this. The colors are stunningly beautiful and it may be the most optimistic film Hitchcock made.
Good god what a boring waste of time; this is Hitchcock, really? Bloody hell. The man had a talent for instilling black humor into certain moments of his films, but to attempt an entire 99 minute film was a horrible idea.
More than meets the eye. Love all the thinly-disguised dirty talk that made it right past the censors.
A falta de ver buena parte de su filmografía, creo que es la única película de Hitchcock que verdaderamente me ha decepcionado. Su sentido del humor se me hizo insatisfactorio y carece de suspenso y tensión. Por lo menos sale una encantadora y bonita Shirley Mac Laine (fue su primera película)
The Trouble With Harry is... he's dead. But who killed him? Several inhabitants of an autumnal New England town believe they are responsible for his demise. This quirky black comedy has to be one of Hitchcock's lightest and most playful movies and features Shirley MacLaine in her debut performance, showing that her kooky persona was there from the start. Hitch's first collaboration with composer Bernard Herrmann.....