Paul Newman memorably plays the title role in this box-office hit based on Ross MacDonalds The Moving Target. The first detective film in Newmans then 23-film career, Harper revitalized the genre. Newmans sleuth chews gum fast and slips out of jams ever faster as he unravels a twisted case of kidnapping and murder. William Goldmans clever script throws quips and a parade of LA-LA-Land characters Harpers way. Theres a woman of means (Lauren Bacall), a gun-toting attorney (Arthur Hill), a poolside gigolo (Robert Wagner), a boozy ex-starlet (Shelley Winters), a jazz junkie (Julie Harris), Harpers estranged wife (Janet Leigh) and the unholy order of the Temple of the Clouds (led by Strother Martin). Each may possess a clue. Or a bullet for Harper.
Actors: Paul Newman; Lauren Bacall; Julie Harris; Arthur Hill; Janet Leigh; Pamela Tiffin; Robert Wagner; Robert Webber; Shelley Winters; Harold Gould; Roy Jenson; Strother Martin; Martin West; Jacqueline deWit; Eugene Iglesias; Richard Carlyle
Writer: William Goldman
Director: Jack Smight
Producer: Jerry Gershwin; Elliott Kastner
Genre: Drama; Action; Mystery; Crime; Detective
AspectRatio: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.35:1
Audio: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English