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James Stewart stars as Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. To his sister, his obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in her plans to marry off her daughter. But when she decides to put Elwood in a mental institution, a hilarious mix-up occurs, and she finds herself committed instead. It's now up to Elwood and "Harvey" to straighten out the mess. Josephine Hull won an academy award for Best Supporting Actress as Elwood's sister, Veta Louise. Written by J Rice

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Both James Stewart and Jesse White played the same roles in the original Broadway production, the 1970 Broadway revival, and the 1950 film version as well as this television production. White created the role of Duane Wilson in the Broadway premiere, while Stewart took over for Frank Fay as Elwood P. Dowd later in the run of the play. See more »

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You Gotta Love Jimmy Stewart
26 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a perfect casting as Jimmy Stewart knocks the character of Elwood P. Dowd out of the park. He has the childish charm and the utter bewilderment that plays into the being of someone that everyone else thinks is crazy. Rather than viewing him as an idiot, we may actually start seeing that six foot rabbit through his eyes. This is a first rate example of a screwball comedy, but it is more than that because the script is so good (remember that this was a successful stage play before making it to the movies). It has some of the interesting TV actors from 1972, such as Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) and others like Anne Francis. Nicely done and enjoyable.


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