A REMAKE of the great James Stewart classic from 1950, Harvey, has been chosen for the next Film Club showing at the Library on Thursday, April 25.
Elwood P. Dowd, a mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has for a companion Harvey, a six-foot-tall rabbit that only he can see. All’s well until Elwood’s social-climbing sister, Veta, and her teenage daughter, Myrtle Mae, come to live with him and fear his odd behaviour will undermine their ambitions.
When Elwood disrupts the ladies’ first afternoon tea party by introducing wealthy Aunt Ethel Chauvenet to Harvey, Veta sees that something must be done right away.
Starring Leslie Nielsen, Harry Anderson (pictured above) and Swoozie Kurtz, this 1996 version of the 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play was better received than most remakes – and was certainly more highly regarded than the 1972 made-for-TV version, which had also starred James Stewart as Dowd.
As with all Film Club screenings at the Library, the lights go down at 2pm sharp. Admission is strictly limited to Library members only and there is no admission charge.
Traditional refreshments, including ice cream, will be on sale during the intermission.