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Harvey

Harvey

Henry Koster (1950)

107min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
James Stewart gives a knockout performance in this classic comic fantasy about tipsy Elwood P Dowd and his unusual friendship with Harvey, an invisible six-foot-tall white rabbit. This is superb whimsy about the fine line between sanity and insanity, and Henry Koster directs this loving tribute to eccentricity and bar-room philosophy with a deft touch. Alongside the satiric misunderstandings, character mix-ups and revitalised clich├ęs come poignant comments about humanity's lack of communication, which touch both the funny bone and the heart. It's guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face for ages afterwards.

Summary

An amiable drunk claims to have a six-foot invisible rabbit named Harvey as a friend, to the horror of his social-climbing sister. Having been embarrassed by her brother once too often, she tries to have him committed to an asylum, but things do not go according to plan as her sibling's gentle nature wins over those around him. Comedy, starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull.

Cast & Crew

Elwood P Dowd James Stewart
Veta Louise Simmons Josephine Hull
Miss Kelly Peggy Dow
Dr Sanderson Charles Drake
Dr Chumley Cecil Kellaway
Myrtle Mae Victoria Horne
Wilson Jesse White
Judge Gaffney William Lynn
Lofgren Wallace Ford
Mrs Chumley Nana Bryant
Director Henry Koster
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

Comedy

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