Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.
According to Allmovie, "Screenwriter William Goldman has claimed that Paul Newman agreed to do Harper (1966), the film that established the grateful writer's career, only because he was working unhappily on Lady L (1965) in Europe, and was looking for something as unlike that film as possible".
Miss Estabrook? *The* Fay Estabrook?
Fay Estabrook: Shhhh, Dumpling!
In the final scene, when Albert Graves (Arthur Hill) prepares to aim his revolver, there is an unmistakable sound of the revolver being cocked. Then, in a close-up of Graves aiming the revolver, the hammer is in an uncocked position.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1995 when the film was granted a '12' certificate for home video.