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: 'Harvey' or 'Arsenic and Old Lace'?
'Harvey' or 'Arsenic and Old Lace'?
2 years ago
(February 07, 2017 05:44 AM)
Member since October 2002
I had meant to ask this question earlier but never got around to it. Much like David in
, I always thought there was gonna be plenty of time.
Anyway, both of these comedies were based on plays, both involve someone trying to commit a family member to a mental institution, and, interestingly, both of them co-star Josephine Hull playing roles that she originally starred in on Broadway.
While I love
Arsenic and Old Lace
, I prefer
(it's in my top ten of all time). Jimmy Stewart is so wonderful in it - as is everyone in the cast. The film - especially the scene in the alley behind the bar - has a wonderful tone to it that is nearly unique in the films that I've seen.
(Personal note - when I first saw the film many years ago I almost fell over when I saw Jesse White playing Mr. Wilson . . . at the time I had had no idea that he was a 'real' actor - I though he only played the Maytag Repairman in the commercials!)
So what do you say? Do you prefer one over the other? Please let me know! Don't wait - unfortunately the clock is ticking.
Goodness! People come and go so quickly here!
Re: 'Harvey' or 'Arsenic and Old Lace'?
2 years ago
(February 13, 2017 08:10 AM)
Member since July 2006
Harvey. Jimmy Stewart - 'nuff said. :)