Thursday, January 6, 2011


Jimmy Stewart is always an enjoyable actor to watch. He has worked with notable directors such as Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, George Cukor and Otto Preminger, each time he played the likable leading man (well, maybe not for Vertigo).

Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a mild-mannered man who has conversations with a 6'3" pooka named Harvey. Elwood's sister Veta (Josephine Hull) is fed up with hearing about Harvey and plans to have him committed.

What better way to start my movie watching for 2011 than with a movie like Harvey? Stewart, like I said in the intro, is a joy to watch. His performance in Harvey gets up there with his work in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as a favorite. Hull also gives an enjoyable performance. In short, I just adored Harvey. It had me smiling long after it was over.

My Rating: *****


  1. I couldn't agree more. Excellent choice for first movie of 2011!

  2. No better way to start 2011 than with an all time great, Jimmy Stewart, and a character who should be the pinnacle of all our aspirations (well, maybe not the whole alone and living with your sister in middle age part).

  3. Oh, I love Harvey!!! He's such a crazy Pooka!

  4. Very good film, that even in today's world hasn't really lost its comedic steam it had back in the day. Good review!


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