PG | | Comedy, Mystery
The trouble with Harry is that he is dead and, while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. After Harry's body is found in the woods, several locals must determine not only how and why he was killed but what to do with the body.
Although extensive location filming was done in autumnal New England, most of the scenes set in the forest where Harry's body is discovered were shot on a Paramount Pictures soundstage.
What seems to be the trouble, Captain?
After Miss Gravely confesses, she is shown leaning back on the rocking chair twice in subsequent shots.
Closing credits: "The trouble with Harry is over."
In a version seen on commercial television in the UK, several scenes and parts of scenes were cut. Most noticeable was the removal of the scene in which Sam, the artist played by John Forsythe, walks through the village in long shot singing "Flaggin' the Train to Tuscaloosa" (still present in the titles). Also, the doctor's brief appearances up to his final discovery of the body were cut, making Sam's prior inclusion of his name in the list of people who could go to the police rather confusing! This also meant the 'famous' shot used on the posters of Sam and the Captain each holding one of Harry's legs was cut.