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Harvey Directed by Henry Koster Produced by John Beck Written by Mary Chase
Myles Connolly (Uncredited) Starring James Stewart
Charles Drake Music by Frank Skinner Cinematography William H. Daniels Distributed by Universal International Pictures Release date(s) October 13, 1950 Running time 104 min Language English
Harvey is a 1950 film based on Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The story is about a man whose best friend is a "pooka" named Harvey—in the form of a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall rabbit.
Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a middle-aged, amiable (and somewhat eccentric) individual whose best friend is an invisible six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall rabbit named Harvey. As described by Dowd, Harvey is a pooka, a mischievous magical creature from Celtic mythology. Elwood has driven his sister and niece (who live with him and crave normality and a place in 'society') to distraction by ...