Monday, November 02, 2015

Harvey (1950)

Harvey is an old favorite in our house. It's got some of the elements of horror (insane asylum, people who see a huge creature that's not really there, but the creature may actually really be there), but it's a fantasy/comedy. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the 1950 movie stars James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake, and Cecil Kellaway. This is a gentle, priceless film, and if you haven't seen it you should rush right out as soon as possible and get this movie.


Moria calls it " one of the genuine American feelgood classics". Bright Lights Film Journal has a lengthy critique.

DVD Talk says, "Filled with memorable performances, great characters, sharp one-liners and tons of heart, it's a true charmer for viewers of all ages. It's also held up well during the last 60+ years". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 84% and an audience rating of 93%.


  1. Lovely film. Love James Stewart!

    1. I remember the first time I saw it, it was on one of the late night old movie shows back when I was a child. Sweet :)