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Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, January 15
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

When Comedy goes Dark

January 15          THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY   (1955)    1 hr and 39 min.

The trouble with Harry is that he’s dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what should be done with his body. Captain Albert Wiles [Edmund Gwenn] stumbles across the body and believes he accidentally shot Harry dead while hunting rabbits, so he wants to hide Harry, but others stumble across Harry before he can. One, Jennifer Rogers [Shirley MacLaine], seems happy that Harry’s dead…

One of Alfred Hitchcock's favorites, unavailable for decades as the rights to it and four other films were bought back by Alfred Hitchcock and left to his daughter Patricia. The “five lost Hitchcocks” were re-released in 1984 after 30 years; the others are Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and Vertigo (1958). "What seems to be the trouble, Captain?" was Alfred Hitchcock's favorite line from all his movies. This was Shirley MacLaine's film debut.