“The Trouble With Harry” (1955) at the Cerrito on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00

Learn about “The Trouble with Harry” at the Cerrito on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00!

Alfred Hitchcock is a familiar name—but do you associate him with black comedy? You should see his 1955 movie, “The Trouble with Harry.” It’s funny, it’s macabre. One reviewer also called it “a romantic comedy with thriller overtones.” You’ll decide for yourself!

It takes place in an idyllic setting: small-town Vermont in autumn. But the peace is greatly disturbed by the discovery of a dead body. Yes, it’s Harry. But what happens then couldn’t be predicted.

Seems like a lot of people in the town had some doings with Harry. There’s an attractive young widow, played by Shirley MacLaine—in her very first movie role. There’s an old sea captain, played by Edmund Gwenn. There’s an array of small-town eccentrics, such as the dotty spinster, played by Mildred Natwick. Also an unusual young artist, played by John Forsythe. You may be surprised to see child actor Jerry Mathers, before he gained fame as Beaver on “Leave it to Beaver.” And don’t forget to look for Hitchcock himself, in one of his fleeting cameos!

“The Trouble with Harry” plays once only on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.. All seats are $9.00. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as many shows sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.


Do you mean you haven’t visited Scene yet? You’re missing out so many possibilities—such as flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. It’s also a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out!

Upcoming Classics

  • Thursday, April 12. 7 p.m. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon (also Brad Pitt) in “Thelma & Louise” (1991)

Cerrito Classics play monthly, on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.