This whimsical fantasy about a local drunk's 6' 3 1/2" imaginary rabbit pal was a smash hit (and a Pulitzer Prize winner) on Broadway and was then adapted into this likeable farce that's also an allegory about tolerance. James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, a wealthy tippler whose sunny philosophy and inebriated antics are tolerated by most of ...
This whimsical fantasy about a local drunk's 6' 3 1/2" imaginary rabbit pal was a smash hit (and a Pulitzer Prize winner) on Broadway and was then adapted into this likeable farce that's also an allegory about tolerance. James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, a wealthy tippler whose sunny philosophy and inebriated antics are tolerated by most of the citizenry. That is, until Elwood begins claiming that he sees a "pooka" (a mischievous Irish spirit), which has taken the form of a man-sized bunny named Harvey. Although everyone is certain that Elwood has finally lost his mind, Harvey's presence begins to have magically positive effects on the townsfolk, with the exception of Elwood's own sister Veta (Josephine Hull), who, ironically, can also occasionally see Harvey. A snooty socialite, Veta is determined to marry off her daughter, Myrtle (Victoria Horne), to somebody equally respectable, and Elwood's lunacy is interfering. When Veta attempts to have Elwood committed to an insane asylum, however, the result is that she is accidentally admitted instead of her brother. Then the institution's director, Dr. Chumley (Cecil Kellaway), begins seeing Harvey, too. Hull, who reprised her part from the stage production, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Karl Williams, Rovi
James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake, Cecil Kellaway, Victoria Horne. Very good in very good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 104 mins. Originally released: 1950. DON'T THINK IT HAS BEEN OUT OF THE BOX
I love this movie! Jimmy Stewart is fabulous in this and all the actors play thier parts well.
A top 10 comedy and a good leason.
Jun 25, 2010
All Time Classic
Everyone should own a copy of Harvey! A wonderful classic for all ages!
Jan 8, 2009
Harvey is Great!!
This is the tale of a Man and his best Friend...Harvey. It is a wonderful story that will keep you laughing and if you look deep enough, it will show you how to treat your fellow man and help you decifer what is important and what is minor.
We enjoy it immensely.
Oct 16, 2008
Best in Class
You'll have to watch this many times to catch all the well-nuanced playfulness and lines delivered in such a way that makes even our best humorous current movies seem crass. My personal best for James Stewart and without a doubt my favorite Pooka.