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This movie is Paul Newman at his cynical best in this character role. It's a great movie based on a Ross McDonald novel. It's got all sort of characters who keep you guessing just who's up to what and why. It's extremely well directed and acted, and there are all sorts of great actors in this flick: Lauren Bacall, Arthur Hill, Robert Webber, Shelley Winters, Julie Harris, Pamela Tiffin, Strother Martin, as well as a young Robert Wagner who plays a quietly pivotal role. The story line is excellent, having been well adapted from the book. And what can I say about Paul Newman here? I've seen a number of his pictures, but I love the way he plays the character of Lew Harper, a very much down and out Private-eye. He is killingly cynical in this flick which adds a great deal of humor to a fairly seedy and realistically done crime mystery. This is an older picture nicely transferred to DVD. The picture and sound quality is excellent. If you want a mystery which is also totally entertaining, you will not be disappointed with Harper.
The actual story has too many twists and turns to even begin to tell you about them. The story is terrific. The scenery is too. Let's say that Paul Newman as a detective is outstanding. His always low key delivery always leaves me breathless. if you are looking for a stellar cast to back him up....here it is. Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill, Janet Leigh, Shelley Winters, Robert Wagner and many other familiar faces. Great performances in an intricate who done it and magnificent direction by Jack Smight make this 1966 mystery one to get and keep forever. This was talent when talent counted.
Harper was made at a time when the hard-boiled private eye film had gone out of fashion. So this film works on two levels. It looks back to the golden age of Bogart with a lovely role reversal for Bacall and also serves as a nostalgia piece all it's own of Paul Newman before big time stardom. It's stylish and breezy. It deserved more sequels than the one disappointing outing it got many years later. It's a great watch.
Outstanding hard-boiled detective film that balances classical genre storytelling with ultra-cynical modernist reinvention -- even Harper himself falls prey to the moral murkiness engulfing him at the end. Fans of this kind of film will enjoy the way it plays with the conventions and, at the same time, creates something wholly new: sunshine noir. The cast couldn't possibly be better. Newman fully inhabits the role, his body language often saying more than the dialogue itself, which consistently crackles and slashes. Hall's cinematography is flat-out gorgeous and Smight's direction surprisingly restrained. This film really brings the mid-sixties Southern California culture back to life on the wide-screen. A treat.
For those who are wondering why "Harper" (maybe Paul Newman's most important film) is not out on DVD well, the wait will be over: Warner Brothers announced that it will FINALLY release "Harper" in November as part of their Paul Newman Signature Collection box set. As that weren't enough the set will include the "Harper" squeal "The Drowning Pool", which will also be making its debut on disc. Expect "Harper" to be loaded with features including an audio commentary from its screenwriter William Goldman who has already done the A.C. to Newman's "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." I can't wait and bravo to Warner Brothers for having the guts to release two important films from the 60's on DVD: This movie and "Petulia." Hope "Any Wednesday" or "Kaleidoscope" would be next.
Newman is best when he shows humor with fun action. This is a fun film. When do you think a DVD will come out? There's a lot of garbage out on DVD, but this is actually worthy... especially since most of the cast is still around to give great commentary. I really love this film! Let's rally for a DVD!!! UPDATE: It's October, 2006 and still no DVD. Newman's "Hombre" has been out for a while (made the same year). "Harper" is a lot more fun. Better cast...everything... NEW UPDATE 10-27-06: The DVD will be available in a few weeks, and I'm quite thrilled. 2.35:1 LBX and everything like the glossy Hollywood film that it is. Anyone remember Newman saying "Uh... you must be physic..."? ANOTHER UPDATE: I finally have the DVD and it's great, with a terrific widescreen.
Perhaps my favorite detective film of all time. A trip back to the mid 60s when film content and acting were transitioning into a more realistic nature. The actors appeared to be having fun. And so did I.
Paul Newman rekindles the edge of all those iconic 40's film noir masterpieces in Harper. Think of it as The Big Sleep for the 1960s. Newman is magnificent has the enterprising and hard-boiled gumshoe in search of a missing millionaire. Great performances by Lauren Bacall, Pamela Tiffin, Robert Wagner and Shelly Winters. Gorgeous production values and a real yen for the 'swingin' sixties' - California Style. Warner Archive's Blu-ray is absolutely wonderful - period. Buy today. Treasure forever.