MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 172 this week

Harvey (1972)

TV Movie  |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  21 March 1972 (USA)
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 524 users  
Reviews: 4 user

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 61 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 237 titles
created 07 May 2012
 
a list of 17 titles
created 01 Sep 2013
 
a list of 16 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Harvey" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Harvey (TV Movie 1972)

Harvey (TV Movie 1972) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Harvey.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution.

Director: Gene Kelly
Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
The FBI Story (1959)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton
The Jackpot (1950)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland was a third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, not a pitcher. While at spring training a B-36 flew over the field and Dutch was standing on third base. ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire, and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows
Firecreek (1968)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens
Shenandoah (1965)
Drama | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob, James, Nathan, John, Henry and Boy, his daughter Jennie, and his daughter-in-law ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett
The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971–1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Beloved film legend James Stewart made his much-anticipated, highly-publicized series TV debut in this domestic comedy about the frequently chaotic home and professional lives of a small-town college professor.

Stars: James Stewart, Julie Adams, Jonathan Daly
Hawkins (1973–1974)
Drama | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The cases of slow-talking West Virginia attorney Billy Jim Hawkins.

Stars: James Stewart, Strother Martin, Mayf Nutter
Right of Way (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A dying woman and her husband agree to a joint-suicide pact, whether others like it or not.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Bette Davis, James Stewart, Melinda Dillon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Directors: Susumu Hani, Simon Trevor
Stars: Kathy, Philip Sayer, Heekura Simba
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorothy Blackburn ...
...
...
...
Cab Driver
Marian Hailey ...
...
...
...
...
Jesse White ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Harvey (#21.5)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Madeline Kahn's TV debut. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An honest classic & one of the finest feel good movies ever
22 June 2014 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

I will not make references to the play since this is a film review and not a play review.

As a movie it is first class. Stewart plays his part quite beautifully, and the supporting cast is equally adept. Just watching Helen Hayes face whilst the singer performed at her home is a delight in itself.

Funny, touching and memorable, it tells the story of a man who, possibly is a simpleton, or possibly not. This depends on your point of view, since he appears to be a man who see's a 6ft tall invisible rabbit in his imagination. But is it his imagination, or is it just everyone else's lack of the same that stops them from seeing it.

By the end of the film you will be convinced one way or the other, and your guaranteed to be delighted and touched in the process.

When interviewed some many years later, Stewart would comment that of all of the movies he had ever made, this was perhaps his favourite.

I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone, but just watch out for my favourite part of the film where a male orderly at the hospital where his sister tries to have him committed reads from the dictionary.

This is a film I saw many many years ago when I was young, and it has stayed with me to the point where I would say it is in my top twenty enjoyable films of all time.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Harvey (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?