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Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone... See more »

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
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Ellis Logfren, The Taxi Driver
William H. Lynn ...
Judge Omar Gaffney (as William Lynn)
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Myrtle Mae Simmons
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Martin Wilson
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Dr. William Chumley
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Dr. Raymond Sanderson
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Miss Kelly
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Veta Louise Dowd Simmons
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Elwood P. Dowd
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Mrs. Hazel Chumley
Grayce Mills ...
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet (as Grace Mills)
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Mr. Herman Shimelplatzer
Harvey ...
Harvey
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Eccentric Man (scenesDeleted)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (scenesDeleted)
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Mrs. McGiff (scenesDeleted)
Billy Wayne ...
Man in Car (scenesDeleted)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Polly Bailey ...
Mrs. Krausmeyer (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Mailman (uncredited)
Aileen Carlyle ...
Miss Tewksbury (uncredited)
Sally Corner ...
Mrs. Cummings (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Eula Guy ...
Mrs. Johnson - Maid (uncredited)
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Mrs. Strickleberger (uncredited)
Harry Hines ...
Mr. Meegles (uncredited)
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Henry Riley - Cab Driver (uncredited)
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First Bar Customer (uncredited)
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Bar Customer (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ...
Dr. Schwartz's Nurse (uncredited)
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Leslie - Chauffeur (uncredited) (voice)
Charles Perry ...
Bar Customer (uncredited)
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Elvira - Cook (uncredited)
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Clerk (uncredited)
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Mrs. Halsey (uncredited)
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Miss LaFay (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Nurse Dunphy (uncredited)
William Val ...
Leslie - Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Mr. Cracker (uncredited)
Sam Wolfe ...
Mr. Minninger (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henry Koster

Written by

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Mary Chase ... (from the Pulitzer Prize Play by)
 
Mary Chase ... (screenplay) &
Oscar Brodney ... (screenplay)
 
Myles Connolly ... (contributor to screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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John Beck ... producer

Music by

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Frank Skinner

Cinematography by

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William H. Daniels ... director of photography (as William Daniels)

Film Editing by

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Ralph Dawson

Art Direction by

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Bernard Herzbrun
Nathan Juran

Set Decoration by

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Russell A. Gausman ... (set decorations)
Julia Heron ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Orry-Kelly ... (gowns) (as Orry Kelly)

Makeup Department

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup
Edith House ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Joe Stinton ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Howard Christie ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Shaw ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Joe Lapis ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Glen Adams ... still photographer (uncredited)
William Dodds ... camera operator (uncredited)
Ben Hawkins ... grip (uncredited)
Lloyd Hill ... gaffer (uncredited)
Bill Johnson ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Other crew

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Brock Pemberton ... the stage play "Harvey" was produced by
Nagene Searle ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 romance blossoming in unexpected places. Written by Dale Roloff

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Taglines The Wonderful Pulitzer Prize Play... becomes one of the Great Motion Pictures of our Time! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mein Freund Harvey (Germany)
  • El invisible Harvey (Spain)
  • Харви (Russia)
  • Min vän Harvey (Sweden)
  • Харви (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia At the suggestion of James Stewart, the director changed many shots to make them wider so that "Harvey" would be in the frame. See more »
Goofs In the daytime scenes at Chumley's Rest, shadows are seen of the actors and props that clearly go against the dominant natural light. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Waltz No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 64, Minute Waltz See more »
Crazy Credits At the very end Harvey opens a door and the words at the bottom of the screen say "Harvey as Himself." See more »
Quotes Elwood P. Dowd: Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.
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