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


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#1 of 14 JohnHopper

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Posted March 31 2011 - 03:45 AM


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.



#2 of 14 Thomas T

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Posted March 31 2011 - 04:08 AM

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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Posted April 01 2011 - 02:38 AM

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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Posted April 01 2011 - 10:47 AM

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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Posted April 02 2011 - 02:48 AM

The more Bruce Geller titles on DVD the better! Interested in seeing Harry in Your Pocket.



#6 of 14 JohnHopper

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Posted April 02 2011 - 03:44 AM

Read the MGM file of HARRY IN YOUR POCKET:

http://www.mgm.com/v...in-Your-Pocket/


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

http://www.tcm.com/t...in-Your-Pocket/



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Posted April 02 2011 - 04:23 AM



Originally Posted by Thomas T 

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.



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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Posted April 10 2011 - 02:55 AM

Great film, I would love to see a DVD release.



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Posted April 18 2011 - 08:10 AM

Harry in Your Pocket is being released as an MGM MOD title (release date of Tuesday 3rd May).



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Posted April 18 2011 - 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by WaveCrest 
Harry in Your Pocket is being released as an MGM MOD title (release date of Tuesday 3rd May).



fyi -  Michael Sarrazin died April 17 of cancer, in Montreal.




#11 of 14 Charles H

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Posted April 19 2011 - 01:34 AM

Terrific film, great performances and locations.  Was this Bruce Geller's only feature film?


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#12 of 14 JohnHopper

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Posted April 19 2011 - 04:19 AM



Originally Posted by Charles H 

Terrific film, great performances and locations.  Was this Bruce Geller's only feature film?



"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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Posted May 16 2011 - 07:48 AM

 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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Posted July 13 2011 - 10:00 AM

Home Cinema @ The Digital Fix review of MGM's MOD release of Harry in Your Pocket:



Harry in Your Pocket - Home Cinema @ The Digital Fix review






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