HARRY IN YOUR POCKET (1973/MGM) by Bruce Geller: a DVD is needed!

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  1. JohnHopper

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    I'd like to start a discussion about the rare pickpocket movie entitled "Harry in your Pocket" (1973) directed by Bruce Geller, the creator of the original "Mission: Impossible". The story makes reference to the theme of pickpocket (see Robert Bresson's philosophical "Pickpocket") but treated with a Basil Dearden's "League of Gentlemen" approach combined with a study on con men through an initiatory quest of a rookie. It stars James Coburn, Walter Pidgeon, Trish Van Devere and Michael Sarrazin.

    The music is by Lalo Schifrin who used to be in charge of "Mission: Impossible" too.

    The movie was on TCM and is available at Amazon but only on VOD and it deserves a DVD edition with subtitles and a trailer.

    If you're interested in movies like "The Sting" (1973), it's for you.
     
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    It will eventually show up in the Warner Archives. I seriously doubt such an obscure film will get a pressed release with subtitles and a trailer.
     
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    HARRY IN YOUR POCKET (Great location and a wonderful performance by Walter Pidgeon) is a UA release so I assume that it would becoming out on MGM MOD.
     
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    In addition to TCM, MGM HD has shown it in a very nice print. That's where I got my anamorphic copy from, but it would be nice if it had a proper release and probably will in the MGM MOD program. It is an excellent film, one that I liked far better as I got older than seeing it upon first release when I was 14.
     
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    The more Bruce Geller titles on DVD the better! Interested in seeing Harry in Your Pocket.
     
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    Read the MGM file of HARRY IN YOUR POCKET:

    http://www.mgm.com/view/movie/825/Harry-in-Your-Pocket/


    Read the TCM file of HARRY IN YOUR POCKET and the users ratings and reviews:

    http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/17578/Harry-in-Your-Pocket/
     
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    It is a United Artists release so it would need to show up in the MGM/Fox mod program. Warner's does not have any rights to the film.
     
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    Great film, I would love to see a DVD release.
     
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    Harry in Your Pocket is being released as an MGM MOD title (release date of Tuesday 3rd May).
     
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    fyi - Michael Sarrazin died April 17 of cancer, in Montreal.
     
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    Terrific film, great performances and locations. Was this Bruce Geller's only feature film?
     
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    "Harry in your Pocket" was Bruce Geller's only feature film but he directed a telefilm entitled "The Savage Bees" (1976).

    He was mostly a television writer and producer.
     
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    Harry in your pocket


    When I was 14 years old I got to be in this film on the Monorail scene. It was a lot of fun, took all day to film the 60 second scene but was well worth it, I still enjoy seeing the movie and seeing myself in it whenever I can. I hope there is a DVD out soon as I would certainly buy it.


    There had only been a couple of films made in Seattle up to that time and they were many years previous so it was kind of a big deal when they were filming it here then


    Very sorry to hear that Michael Sarrazin has passed away


    Best Regards

    David
     
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