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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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 13, 1950
    NR, Theatrical



Cast 33

  1. James Stewart

    James Stewart
    Elwood P. Dowd

  2. Josephine Hull

    Josephine Hull
    Veta Louise Simmons

  3. Peggy Dow

    Peggy Dow
    Miss Kelly

  4. Charles Drake

    Charles Drake
    Dr. Sanderson

  5. Cecil Kellaway

    Cecil Kellaway
    Dr. Chumley

  6. Victoria Horne

    Victoria Horne
    Myrtle Mae Simmons

  7. Jesse White

    Jesse White
    Wilson - sanitarium orderly

  8. William H. Lynn

    William H. Lynn
    Judge Gaffney

  9. Wallace Ford

    Wallace Ford
    Cabbie Lofgren

  10. Nana Bryant

    Nana Bryant
    Mrs. Hazel Chumley

  11. Grayce Mills

    Grayce Mills
    Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet

  12. Clem Bevans

    Clem Bevans
    Herman - Sanitarium gatekeeper

  13. H


  14. Fess Parker

    Fess Parker
    Voice of Leslie the Chauffeur (uncredited)

  15. PB

    Polly Bailey
    Mrs. Krausmeyer (uncredited)

  16. Don Brodie

    Don Brodie
    Mailman (uncredited)

  17. Aileen Carlyle

    Aileen Carlyle
    Mrs. Tewksbury (uncredited)

  18. SC

    Sally Corner
    Mrs. Cummings (uncredited)

  19. Pat Flaherty

    Pat Flaherty
    Policeman (uncredited)

  20. EG

    Eula Guy
    Mrs. Johnson - Maid Who Quits (uncredited)

  21. GH

    Grayce Hampton
    Mrs. Strickleberger (uncredited)

  22. HH

    Harry Hines
    Mr. Meegles (uncredited)

  23. Norman Leavitt

    Norman Leavitt
    Henry Riley - Cab Driver (uncredited)

  24. EM

    Edwin Max
    First Bar Patron (uncredited)

  25. Anne O'Neal

    Anne O'Neal
    Dr. Schwartz's Nurse (uncredited)

  26. MP

    Maudie Prickett
    Elvira the Cook (uncredited)

  27. Almira Sessions

    Almira Sessions
    Mrs. Halsey (uncredited)

  28. Ruthelma Stevens

    Ruthelma Stevens
    Miss LaFay (uncredited)

  29. LS

    Leo Sulky

  30. Minerva Urecal

    Minerva Urecal
    Nurse Dunphy (uncredited)

  31. Dick Wessel

    Dick Wessel
    Mr. Cracker (uncredited)

  32. SW

    Sam Wolfe
    Mr. Minninger (uncredited)

  33. Gino Corrado

    Gino Corrado
    Eccentric Man (scenes deleted)

Crew 22


  1. BH

    Bernard Herzbrun
    Art Direction

  2. NH

    Nathan H. Juran
    Art Direction

  3. RA

    Russell A. Gausman
    Set Decoration

  4. JH

    Julia Heron
    Set Decoration


  1. William H. Daniels

    William H. Daniels
    Director of Photography

  2. BJ

    Bill Johnson
    Camera Operator

Costume & Make-Up

  1. O

    Costume Design

  2. JS

    Joan St. Oegger

  3. BW

    Bud Westmore
    Makeup Artist

  4. JS

    Joe Stinton
    Makeup Artist


  1. Henry Koster

    Henry Koster

  2. FS

    Frank Shaw
    Assistant Director

  3. NS

    Nagene Searle
    Script Supervisor


  1. RD

    Ralph Dawson


  1. JB

    John Beck

  2. HC

    Howard Christie
    Production Manager


  1. FS
  2. LI
  3. JL

    Joe Lapis


  1. MC

    Mary Chase
    Theatre Play

  2. OB

    Oscar Brodney

  3. MC

    Myles Connolly

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