Harvey

Harvey

James Stewart
Director: Henry Koster Cast: James Stewart
James Stewart
, Josephine Hull
Josephine Hull
, Peggy Dow
Peggy Dow
Henry Koster

DVD (Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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Overview

Released in 1950, Harvey's exploration of a loveable loon who prefers hanging around bars with a giant invisible rabbit to leading a "normal, responsible" life remains as timely as it is entertaining. Highlighted by an utterly perfect, low-key performance by James Stewart, this delightful adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play gets a good, if not definitive, DVD release. The pristine full-screen transfer lives up to William H. Daniels' beautiful black-and-white cinematography and shows how a moody noir look enhanced this dreamy, nocturnal comedy (Daniels lensed such dark crime films as Naked City and Brute Force). The audio track has also been cleaned up in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and, as an extra feature, Jimmy Stewart gives a lovely introduction to the movie. Harvey is the type of classic movie that viewers can watch over and over again, making it perfect for the DVD format.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/06/2001
UPC: 0025192033636
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 172

Special Features

Special introduction by film star Jimmy Stewart with photographic montage; Theatrical trailer; Production notes on the making of the film; Cast and filmmakers' biographies and film highlights

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Elwood P. Dowd
Josephine Hull Veta Louise Simmons
Peggy Dow Miss Kelly
Charles Drake Mr. Sanderson
Cecil Kellaway Dr. Chumley
Victoria Horne Myrtle Mae Simmons
Wallace Ford Lofgren
Jesse White Marvin Wilson
William Lynn Judge Gaffney
Nana Bryant Mrs. Chumley
Grace Mills Mrs. Chauvenet
Clem Bevans Herman Schimmelplusser
Ida Moore Mrs. McGiff
Polly Bailey Mrs. Krausmeyer
Don Brodie Mailman
Aileen Carlyle Mrs. Tewksbury
Sally Corner Mrs. Cummings
Gino Corrado Eccentric Man
Pat Flaherty Policeman
Eula Guy Mrs. Johnson
Grayce Hampton Mrs. Strickleberger
Harry Hines Meegels
Norman Leavitt Cab Driver
Edwin Max Salesman
Anne O'Neal Nurse
Maudie Prickett Elvira
Almira Sessions Mrs. Halsey
Minerva Urecal Nurse Dunphy
Dick Wessel Cracker
Ruth Elma Stevens Miss LaFay

Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director
John Beck Producer
Oscar Brodney Screenwriter
Mary Chase Screenwriter
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Ralph Dawson Editor
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Nathan Juran Art Director
Orry Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Brock Pemberton Producer
Frank Skinner Score Composer

Scene Index

Chapter List
0. Chapter List
1. Main titles [1:07]
2. Elwood [:29]
3. Elwood's afternoon [5:33]
4. The reception [2:04]
5. Chumley's rest [2:33]
6. A mistake [4:30]
7. Mrs. Chumley [3:43]
8. A pooka [2:46]
9. Veta comes home [6:42]
10. Myrtle's in love [1:01]
11. Family portrait [6:08]
12. Dr. Sanderson [2:17]
13. At Charlie's [4:40]
14. About Harvey [1:36]
15. Dr. Chumley [1:49]
16. The truth [:25]
17. Formula 977 [4:28]
18. End titles [2:00]

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