Come to the Frida to meet Jimmy Stewart’s best friend – invisible six-foot rabbit Harvey!
When Elwood P. Dowd (Jimmy Stewart) starts going around town introducing everyone to his mysterious imperceivable friend, his sister believe that maybe he’s gone from being the affable town drunk to going completely insane – especially when he explains that Harvey is a “pooka,” a mischievous Irish spirit which has taken the form of a man-sized bunny. As the town catches wind, a mysterious phenomenon starts effect some of the locals – maybe Elwood knows something they don’t?
For this smash-hit adaptation of Mary Chase’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, James Stewart received his 4th Oscar nomination for Best Actor, while Josephine Hull was awarded the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Academy Award for her portrayal of Elwood’s sister, Veta Louise Dowd Simmons. An “Oh, so pleasant” and “Oh, so smart” classic that’s a great family film sure to warm the hearts of younger and older alike!
Directed by Henry Koster. 1950. 104 minutes. Not Rated.
Saturday, June 30 – 11:30am, 2:30pm
Sunday, July 1 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm
“If you’re for warm and gentle whimsy, for a charmingly fanciful farce and for a little touch of pathos anent the fateful evanescence of man’s dreams, then the movie version of Harvey is definitely for you.” — Bosley Crowther, New York Times
“Stewart’s Elwood P. Dowd is a soft-spoken philosopher and a friend to all — he’s quite disarming, and so is this movie.” — Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
“This is a happy movie and leaves a long, lingering warm glow.” — TV Guide