THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS
1953, Warner Bros., 80 min, USA, Dir: Eugene Lourie

A giant prehistoric creature called a rhedosaurus is awakened from his icy slumber by nuclear testing and travels to New York City, where he takes out his bad temper on the stunned population. Based on a short story by longtime Ray Harryhausen pal Ray Bradbury (they met years earlier as members of the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society, along with Forrest Ackerman!). Starring Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Kenneth Tobey.


HARVEY
1950, Universal, 104 min, USA, Dir: Henry Koster

Easily the greatest movie ever made starring a 6-foot-3-inch invisible rabbit. Jimmy Stewart gives his own favorite performance as Elwood P. Dowd, a perfectly nice guy whose best pal nobody can see, leading his sister (Oscar winner Josephine Hull) to try to get him committed. Featuring Cecil Kellaway, Wallace Ford and, in his film debut, Jesse White. Based on Mary Chase’s play (in which Stewart previously starred), written to cheer up a neighbor whose son was killed in WWII. A warm, wonderful and truly ageless comedy!


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