The Trouble With Harry
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: John Forsyth, Shirley MacLaine
Remember the opening mob-scene in Frenzy where a floating corpse of a woman steals the thunder away from the street speaker? Or the scene in Torn Curtain, where a famous ballerina throws a tantrum on the boat? Or the crazy chemistry between the lead pair in 39 Steps and Family Plot? There were so many scenes from his celebrated mysteries and thrillers that showed Alfred Hitchcock’s unique flair for tongue-in-cheek dark humor. Mr. And Mrs. Smith- his only attempt at full- length goofball romantic comedy and often touted as his best comic film somehow failed to enthuse me. It was okay, even funny in parts but it seldom felt ‘Hitchcokian’! But then I saw The trouble with Harry and my faith in the ultimate master was restored!