Harry in Your Pocket (1973) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A would-be criminal is taken in by a professional in the game, who teaches him how pickpockets work in teams.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Bruce Geller
Stars: James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 1 out of 28 found boring (3.57%)

One-line Reviews (21)

"Worth watching for Coburn, and also for seeing just how these thugs can rob you without your knowing it.

It's enjoyable to view Seattle, Victoria and Salt Lake City of 1970's, and the period cars and clothing.

James Buchanan and Ronald Austin provided an entertaining and almost believable script.

Entertaining and interesting in equal measure.

Entertaining '70s antihero movie .

Personally, I think this movie is worth watching more than once and I wish I could find it on DVD.

Just a well-acted and entertaining little flick.

I have to say that I enjoyed it, partly because it is a great example of the early '70s antihero type of film, and because as a kid who grew up in Seattle where the beginning of the movie is filmed, it was cool to see the old buildings (long since replaced by skyscrapers) and the old restaurants like the Brasserie Pittsbourg and Rosellini's 410.

This is an absorbing movie with a moral dilemma at its core.

As well as looking like a cross between Debbie Reynolds and one of Charlie's Angels (both these things being magic) Devere brings an engaging lightness of touch that overshadows Coburn's own, and keeps the viewer just about caring how things turn out.

The story was engaging and it was well-shot;the acting was also good from all four principals(Coburn, Pidgeon, Sarrazin, and Van de Vere).

this film is an intense character study involving guts, emotions, egos, lust and addictions.

Good for insomnia .

Featuring the always intense James Coburn as the titular character, with the great and glorious Walter Pidgeon as his aging, cocaine addicted mentor, supported by then rising stars Michael Sarrazan (fresh off his success in "The Groundstar Conspiracy") and Trish VanDevere (pre-George C.

All four principal characters take the equal burden of the story, which never becomes boring, predictable or tedious.

Great Entertaining Classic Film .

That's all the good in this boring film.

Intense & Excellent - James Coburn Steals Your Heart .

Still, watching them at work in this comedy thriller is fascinating, and when the victims are lecherous men ogling Van Severe, watching the pervert loose his shirt is amusing.

Tony Giorgio, who has a small role as a detective, served as the technical adviser, and the whole premise is fascinating enough to reel viewers in, with the presentation by writers James David Buchanan & Ronald Austin and producer / director Bruce Geller remaining largely matter-of-fact and fairly low key for the duration.

It was enjoyable when I was fifteen years old, and it was still enjoyable now.