Harvey

Harvey

DVD - 2000
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Stewart is the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Video Canada, c2000.
ISBN: 9780783256641
0783256647
Branch Call Number: FIC Harve 6998uc 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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Nursebob
May 04, 2016

Playwright Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize play not only gave James Stewart one of his most iconic roles, it has also become something of a Hollywood legend in itself. A classic screwball comedy which relies on frantic pacing and outrageous misunderstandings to gloss over its facile plot. Apparently it takes a comfortably crazy man to bring out the inherent craziness in others and Stewart’s somewhat studied portrayal of a grinning tabula rasa happily downing martinis with his invisible friend while all around him go up in flames is a perfect marriage of witty dialogue and comic timing with a “happily ever after” ending that smirks more than it smiles.

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TheSandoz
Mar 04, 2016

Enjoyable movie about a modern man's interactions with a Pooka.

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akirakato
Mar 04, 2016

This is a 1950 comedy directed by Henry Koster, based on Mary Chase's play of the same name.
The best friend of Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a pooka named Harvey in the form of a six-foot, three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit.
I like the story idea, but all the actors are overacting.
If they overact in the play, that would be fine.
But in the film, their overacting seems unnatural---if not foolish.
The funny part is that Dr. Chumley starts to see Harvey.
What puzzles me is that Harvey seems to choose Dr. Chumley in the last scene then he changes his mind and walks away with Elwood.
How come Harvey chose Dr. Chumlet in the first place?

d2013 Sep 03, 2015

Great comedy!

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uzebdrumz
Jul 05, 2015

Elwood P. Dowd is an affable fellow. This film twists a harmless hallucination into a reasonable character. The rabbit deserves an Oscar™ along with most of the cast. The only caveat to pure enjoyment is the fickle relationship between Dr. Sanderson & Miss Kelly.

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JackPurcell
Mar 16, 2015

I loved this movie in 1950 and still find it amusing.

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bigdoug
Feb 18, 2015

Great movie.

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ofacertainage
Nov 29, 2014

It is NOT a rabbit.
Don't people listen to the dialog?
http://www.irelandseye.com/paddy3/preview2.htm
"No fairy is more feared in Ireland than the pooka. This may be because it is always out and about after nightfall, creating harm and mischief, and because it can assume a variety of terrifying forms."

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kab1522
Mar 23, 2014

I love the carefree character James Stewart plays in this movie. Its a really funny movie everyone can enjoy.

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WormsBookChief
Mar 19, 2012

What a gem of a film, fabulous acting, great comedy, and it truly holds a mirror up for ourselves.

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rlbishop7880 May 07, 2013

My mother used to say to me. She'd say, "Elwood,"...she always used to call me Elwood...She said, "In this world you can be oh-so smart, or oh-so pleasant." For thirty years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me.

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