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James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. To his sister, his obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in her plans to marry off her daughter. But when she decides to put Elwood in a mental institution, a hilarious mix-up occurs, and she finds herself committed instead. It's now up to Elwood and "Harvey" to straighten out the mess. Josephine Hull won an academy award for Best Supporting Actress as Elwood's sister, Veta Louise. Written by J Rice

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21 March 1972 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Harvey (#21.5)  »

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Nicely done but also unnecessary...
3 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I was surprised when I found this television version of "Harvey" on YouTube. Apparently, Hallmark Hall of Fame brought this to TV...which is odd considering how famous the earlier movie version was. Unfortunately, the print online isn't very good and isn't the easiest viewing because of this.

As for this version, it's sadly almost exactly like the 1950 film. Apart from a curse word (which you wouldn't have had in a movie in the 50s), it's the same...with Jimmy Stewart also in the lead as well as Jesse White as the orderly. I can't see how it's an improvement in any way and lacks originality. Also, while Helen Hayes was a wonderful actress, here she isn't as good as Josephine Hull (who received the Oscar for her memorable performance). Only worth seeing if you are very curious--otherwise just stick with the original.


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