Lists: Comedy, Fantasy, HPR Selects

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 185 (Rank from 1950: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • James Stewart (Elwood P. Dowd)
  • Josephine Hull (Veta Louise Simmons)
  • Peggy Dow (Miss Kelly)
  • Charles Drake (Dr. Sanderson)
  • Cecil Kellaway (Dr. Chumley)
  • Victoria Horne (Myrtle Mae Simmons)
  • Jesse White (Wilson - sanitarium orderly)
  • William H. Lynn (Judge Gaffney (as William Lynn))
  • Wallace Ford (Cabbie Lofgren)
  • Nana Bryant (Mrs. Hazel Chumley)
  • Grayce Mills (Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet (as Grace Mills))
  • Clem Bevans (Herman - Sanitarium gatekeeper)
  • Henry Koster (Director)
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