Director: Henry Koster Cast: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake, Cecil Kellaway, Victoria Horne, Jesse White, William H. Lynn, Wallace Ford, Nana Bryant, Grayce Mills, Clem Bevans
Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Josephine Hull)
Also Nominated For: Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Stewart)
I First Saw In: 2015
Synopsis: Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane – but he may be wiser than anyone knows.
Did You Know? Many of the shots were made wider, at the suggestion of James Stewart, so as to fit “Harvey” into the frame.
Quotables: ELWOOD: Well, I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I’m happy to state I finally won out over it.
And now a Word from the Guise:
I really enjoyed Harvey. It’s a sweet and endearing film, and Jimmy Stewart is nothing short of amazing in it. I was quite taken with Josephine Hull’s performance as well. I’m astounded that the film didn’t earn anymore than two nominations.
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