Director: Henry Koster
Writer(s): Mary Chase, Oscar Brodney
Cast: James Stewart, Charles Drake, Cecil Kellaway, Jesse White, William H. Lynn
“Years ago, my mother used to say to me, she’d say ‘In this world, Elwood, you can be oh so so smart, or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart… I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.” — James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey
Celebrate Easter with Jimmy Stewart and Harvey, a 6’ 3 ½” rabbit. Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a friendly and eccentric drunk who spends most of his time at the local bar. He insists upon the existence of his best friend, Harvey. The problem is, no one else can see Harvey. Elwood’s sister is embarrassed and attempts to have him committed to a sanatorium. Hilarity ensues when her plans backfire. A classic sure to please the whole family, Harvey is a sweet meditation on kindness and the power of imagination.