James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Stewart stars as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood’s obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It’s up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his "imaginary" friend, in this popular classic that features a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award®-winning performance by Josephine Hull.

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4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings
84 Ratings

84% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus:

8+ COMMON SENSE

Jimmy Stewart + a 6' rabbit = a family delight.

Information

Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1950 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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