Alfred Hitchcock directed many films about hiding the truth. This film hides the truth about a dead man – not necessarily about who killed him, but about what they should do with his body. Poor Harry. Not only is he dead, but he’s buried and dug up several times.
Strangely, I like the humor injected in this suspenseful film. The interactions between people who think they have something to do with his death are interesting to watch.
Shirley MacLaine makes her debut in this film which is said to be one of Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite films. It must have been tons of fun to direct. The actors did a great job. Through the whole movie, I kept wondering about what would happen next and how it would end.
Costumes are designed by Edith Head.