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Best of Philly 2008

Phoenixville Arts & Culture

Art & Independent Films
7 nights a week
Sundays at 2:00pm
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Saturdays at 2:00pm
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First Fridays at 9:45pm
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The Trouble with Harry

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1955. PG. 99 min. Universal. 35mm.

  • Sunday
  • Sun, Feb 10
  • 2:00 pm

The scenic glories of autumn in New England, with the foliage in full vibrant color, are on full display in this wonderful Hitchcock black comedy. It seems, as the ads of the time stated so concisely, that “The trouble with Harry is that he’s dead.” Hitchcock himself was quoted as having said that this was one of his favorite films to make. The emphasis here is on humor and “dramatic understatement,” as a very young Shirley MacLaine, along with John Forsythe, Edmond Gwenn, and Mildred Natwick, all try to figure out what to do with the body of a man that each of them thinks that they might have murdered. And yes, that little boy playing Shirley’s young son is Jerry Mathers, who later went on to fame and fortune by playing the title role on TV’s “Leave It To Beaver.” Just thought you might like to know. (Bill Roth)