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Harvey (1950) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by John Beck.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJames StewartNominated
Best Supporting ActressJosephine HullWon
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Share This! An idea once unbelievable. . . . Then unthinkable. . . . Now all too possible. . . .? A chilling classic. In the recent war in?Iraq?and the current one in?Afghanistan, the greatest threat and concern has been and is?torture.? Although torture had also been a concern in the?Korean confl... Read full article


Josephine Hull in HARVEY

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Josephine Sherwood decided to study drama at Radcliffe College because she couldn’t fight the urge to perform. ?The Newtonville, Massachusetts native began?her journey to become one of the greats of the American theater in a stock company in Boston. ?Hers was not the built of a glamour queen, ... Read full article


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By Michael on Feb 10, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

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Pierced By Harvey Scissorhands – Will We Get To See An Uncut Snowpiercer After All? Only If We’re Lucky

By Michael on Feb 10, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

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By Claire Dunderman on Jan 28, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

Harvey (1950)?is one of my most cherished Jimmy Stewart films, but isn’t always immediately brought up during conversation about his films. Let’s remember some of the best moments between Elwood P. Dowd and his six-foot-and-three-and-one-half-inch pooka. Classic slapstick comedy of Veta... Read full article


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Quotes from

Elwood P. Dowd: That's envy my dear, there's a little bit of envy in the best of us.


[Elwood bumps into an old friend he hasn't seen for some time]
Elwood P. Dowd: You've been away.
Mr. Miggles: For 90 days. Been doin' a job for the state. Makin' license plates.
Elwood P. Dowd: Oh, is that so? Interesting work?
Mr. Miggles: I can take it or leave it alone.
Elwood P. Dowd: Oh, I see.
Mr. Miggles: I did a job for 'em last year too. Helpin' 'em build a road.


Elwood P. Dowd: Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it.


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Facts about

Although James Stewart is 6'4'', he refers to Harvey as being 6'3 1/2'' tall in the film and looks up at him during the entire film. That's because this is Harvey's height in the original play by Mary Chase. In a 1990 interview, Stewart said that he had decided that for the film, Harvey was going to be 6'8'', so that he could indeed look up at him.
The original Broadway production of "Harvey" by Mary Chase opened on November 1, 1944 at the 48th Street Theatre, ran for 1775 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1945.
Though James Stewart's character, Elwood P. Dowd, may certainly be referred to as an alcoholic, only at one time in the entire picture is he seen taking a drink.
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