About

The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for...

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Directed by

Henry Koster

Written by

Myles Connolly (Screenplay)
Mary Chase (Theatre Play)
Oscar Brodney (Screenplay)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Wonderful Pulitzer Prize Play... becomes one of the Great Motion Pictures of our Time!

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship police officer 1950s screwball comedy mental institution imaginary friend rabbi aunt nephew relationship sanatorium commitment

Photos

Lists

#129 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#35 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role James Stewart