Harvey (1950)

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

  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1950-12-04
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 576 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal International Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Henry Koster
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From 576 Ratings


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 romance blossoming in unexpected places.

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  • James Stewart

    as Elwood P. Dowd
  • Josephine Hull

    as Veta Louise Simmons
  • Peggy Dow

    as Miss Kelly
  • Charles Drake

    as Dr. Sanderson
  • Cecil Kellaway

    as Dr. Chumley
  • Victoria Horne

    as Myrtle Mae Simmons
  • Jesse White

    as Wilson
  • William H. Lynn

    as Judge Gaffney (as William Lynn)
  • Wallace Ford

    as The Taxi Driver
  • Nana Bryant

    as Mrs. Hazel Chumley
  • Grayce Mills

    as Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet (as Grace Mills)
  • Clem Bevans

    as Mr. Herman Shimelplatzer
  • Harvey

    as Himself
  • Don Brodie

    as Mailman (uncredited)
  • Pat Flaherty

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Eula Guy

    as Mrs. Johnson - Maid (uncredited)
  • Norman Leavitt

    as Henry Riley - Cab Driver (uncredited)
  • Fess Parker

    as Leslie - Chauffeur (voice) (uncredited)
  • Maudie Prickett

    as Elvira - Cook (uncredited)
  • Dick Wessel

    as Mr. Cracker (uncredited)
Writing Mary Chase Theatre Play
Production John Beck Producer
Camera William H. Daniels Director of Photography
Writing Myles Connolly Screenplay
Writing Oscar Brodney Screenplay
Directing Henry Koster Director
Editing Ralph Dawson Editor
Art Bernard Herzbrun Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Joan St. Oegger Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Sound Joe Lapis Sound
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Art Julia Heron Set Decoration
Art Nathan H. Juran Art Direction
Sound Leslie I. Carey Sound
Costume & Make-Up Orry-Kelly Costume Design
Sound Frank Skinner Music