Blu-ray Disc - 2006
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Hard-boiled private investigator Lew Harper is hired to locate a missing millionaire.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2006]
Branch Call Number: BLURAY HARPER 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,mono,DTS HD master audio 2.0
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Oct 12, 2019

Not exactly film noir, but enjoyable. Ross macdonald was always a lot darker with his Lew Archer books.

Apr 06, 2018

Let me tell ya - If 1966's "Harper" was supposed to be a prime example of Hollywood "neo-noir" - IMO - It sure fell flat on its smug, little face.

Old "blue eyes" himself, Paul Newman plays irksome, apathetic, L.A. gumshoe, Lewis Harper, who has about as much charm and charisma as does a slimy slug.

Regardless of this film's "big star" cast - Its "Find-A-Missing-Millionaire" story got so complicated and convoluted that it had me repeatedly rolling my eyes to the ceiling and groaning out in total exasperation, over, and over again.... (Sheesh! Give me a break, already!)

(I won't even get into the tiresome bickering that Harper and his estranged wife regularly got into.... Ho-hum!)

Anyway - If you're like me - You're gonna absolutely hate the note that this film's story ends on, big-time. You really are.

NWPL Feb 09, 2017

Classic detective mystery with Paul Newman as Harper!

Jul 10, 2016

Part of Paul Newman's "H" series, which includes "Hud," "The Hustler," "Hombre," and "The Hudsucker Proxy." In fact, Newman had the main character's name changed from Lew Archer to Lew Harper. Based on a Ross Macdonald novel, this mid-60s crime film represents an awkward transition from the hardboiled films of the 40s & 50s ("The Big Sleep," "Kiss me Deadly") to the cynical and ironic neo-noirs of the 70s ("Chinatown," "The Long Goodbye"). Slackly directed and way too long, "Harper" is mostly worthwhile for the fine cast, which features Lauren Bacall (perhaps a homage to the crime films she did with Bogart), Robert Wagner, Shelly Winters, Julie Harris, and Janet Leigh. It's one of the first screenplays for William Goldman, who would go on to write "All the President's Men," "Butch Cassidy," and "The Princess Bride." Followed by a sequel, "The Drowning Pool."

Oct 28, 2012

Never mind the 2006 date on the DVD. The film is from 1966, and unlike some classics, this one has definitely aged. As a time capsule of what seemed cool, sexy, and funny in the mid-1960s, fine. But almost half a century later, it now falls very flat indeed.

Sep 22, 2011

Amazing performance by Paul Newman....


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