Fifth about The Seventh

Harvey (1950)

HarveyHarvey: Henry Koster presents a whimsical, pleasurable, low-key comedy; the story has a cruel streak at times, but it’s also magical and naïve, and the end result, effectively moving. The gallery of characters is rich, and the whole cast is well-chosen and makes Mary Chase’s interesting, nice-sounding dialogue sing (there are quite a few quotes that are truly memorable); James Stewart, in particular, is great as the main character, as is Josephine Hull. William H. Daniels’ camerawork is elegant; it neither calls attention to itself nor sacrifice style.


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