BN.com Gift Guide

Harper

Overview

Screenwriter William Goldman has claimed that Paul Newman agreed to do Harper, the film that established the grateful writer's career, only because he was working unhappily on Lady L. 1965 in Europe, and was looking for something as unlike that film as possible. He stars as Lew Harper, a hip L.A. private dick whose business has gotten so bad that he's re-using his coffee grounds. At the suggestion of his friend, attorney Albert Graves Arthur Hill, the detective takes on the investigation of the disappearance of ...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)
$5.60
BN.com price
(Save 6%)$5.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (11) from $4.31   
  • New (8) from $4.31   
  • Used (3) from $4.79   

Overview

Screenwriter William Goldman has claimed that Paul Newman agreed to do Harper, the film that established the grateful writer's career, only because he was working unhappily on Lady L. 1965 in Europe, and was looking for something as unlike that film as possible. He stars as Lew Harper, a hip L.A. private dick whose business has gotten so bad that he's re-using his coffee grounds. At the suggestion of his friend, attorney Albert Graves Arthur Hill, the detective takes on the investigation of the disappearance of the wealthy husband of waspish cripple Elaine Sampson Lauren Bacall. After finding a photograph of former actress Fay Estabrook Shelley Winters, Harper locates the alcoholic actress in a bar, plies her with booze, and takes her home to search her apartment while she's unconscious. There he takes a call which leads him to another bar to meet Betty Fraley Julie Harris, a singer with a heroin problem. To curtail his inquisitive behavior, some large and unpleasant gentleman beat him up outside the saloon. Hoping for sympathy from his soon to be ex-wife Janet Leigh, who has just filed divorce papers, the weary detective is much more successful than he has any right to expect.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Commentary by screenwriter William Goldman; Introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne; Theatrical trailer
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • UPC: 012569816718
  • Original Release: 1966
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 2:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,459

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Lew Harper
Lauren Bacall Mrs. Simpson
Julie Harris Betty Fraley
Arthur Hill Albert Graves
Janet Leigh Susan Harper
Pamela Tiffin Miranda Simpson
Robert Webber Dwight Troy
Shelley Winters Fay Estabrook
Harold Gould Sheriff Spanner
Strother Martin Claude
Martin West Deputy
Jacqueline De Wit Mrs. Kronberg
Eugene Iglesias Felix
Richard Carlyle Fred Platt
Roy Jenson Puddler
Tom Steele Eddie Fraley
China Lee Dancer
Robert Wagner Alan Traggert
Technical Credits
Jack Smight Director
Stefan Arnsten Editor
Claude E. Carpenter Set Decoration/Design
Sally Edwards Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Gershwin Producer
William Goldman Screenwriter
Conrad L. Hall Cinematographer
Elliott Kastner Producer
Johnny Mandel Score Composer
André Previn Songwriter
William Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Alfred Sweeney Art Director
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Harper
1. Wakeup Credits [5:00]
2. Elaine Simpson [4:50]
3. Not Loved [1:46]
4. Poolside Patter [:25]
5. Great Expectations [3:10]
6. Calling Miranda's Bluff [4:55]
7. Drinkies With Fay [3:35]
8. Ransom and Other Demands [:49]
9. Husband With a Gun [4:42]
10. You Got Cop's Eyes [3:13]
11. Truck Nonstop [3:46]
12. Only Cream and Bastards [:26]
13. Impressing Each Other [4:03]
14. Temple Tour [3:28]
15. Who's on the Inside? [3:52]
16. The Dropoff [2:53]
17. About Eddie [:19]
18. Connection and Kissoff [3:05]
19. Temple Tussle [2:38]
20. Puddler's Plunge [3:13]
21. Not Over Yet [:25]
22. Just a Law-Abiding Citizen [3:08]
23. Baitiing a Suspect [:55]
24. Target Taggart [3:08]
25. Moderately Good News [6:12]
26. Torture House [2:49]
27. Betty Sings [2:24]
28. Too Late for Sampsom [4:56]
29. Deadly Detour [1:57]
30. Fourth Man [3:08]
31. Aw, Hell [1:20]
32. Cast List [3:04]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Harper
   Introduction by Robert Osborne
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Introduction by Robert Osborne
      Commentary by Screenwriter William Goldman
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Off
      Web
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously