Have you ever watched the Alfred Hitchcock film, The Trouble with Harry? It is a dark comedy set in Vermont. It was the debut film for Shirley MacLaine and an early role for Jerry “The Beaver” Mathers. (Okay, all of Jerry’s roles were early, but you know what I mean.)
It is one of my most favorite Hitchcock films, even more than Psycho, Vertigo or the Birds. Why? Well, The Trouble with Harry has actual scenes shot in Vermont. Unlike White Christmas, which was another movie set in Vermont and shot in the mid ‘50s, Hitchcock went through a lot of trouble to create the effects in the studio to keep the illusion. The setting of White Christmas was in the town of Pine Tree, Vermont which had the look and feel of a Hollywood sound stage.
When you watch The Trouble with Harry, which I hope you do, you will see Vermont as it was in the '50s. Much of it is still the same. If you miss it this year, there is always next. Vermont will be there.
A snapshot of the hills overlooking Marlboro Vermont.
Shot at Marlboro College, the white buildings set against the brightly colored trees is quintessential New England.
It is shots like these that remind me of The Trouble with Harry. This was taken near the Vermont-Massachusetts Boarder.
Below is a clip from YouTube of the opening scenes from The Trouble with Harry.
I do have some more fall foliage shots from Vermont coming. Stay tuned.