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The Trouble with Harry PG rating

Hitchcock’s black comedy about four village residents trying to work out what to do with a dead body.

Comedy 1954 99 mins

Director: Alfred Hitchcock



A distinct change of pace for Hitchcock, coming in the midst of a run of thrillers, The Trouble with Harry is one of the great director’s few out-and-out comedies, although the plot retains a touch of the macabre – the discovery of a dead body which alarms the local residents of an autumnal Vermont village.

Shirley MacLaine delights in her debut film role, for which she won a Bafta, and Hitchcock proves himself adept at providing a comedy with equal charm and devilishly black humour.