Harvey is a 1950 American comedy-drama film based on Mary Chase's 1944 play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The story centers on a man whose best friend is a pooka named Harvey, a tall white invisible rabbit, and the ensuing debacle when the man's sister tries to have him committed to a sanatorium.
Elwood P. Dowd is an amiable but eccentric man whose best friend is an invisible, white rabbit named Harvey. As described by Elwood, Harvey is a pooka, a benign but mischievous creature from Celtic mythology. Elwood spends most of his time taking Harvey around town, drinking at various bars and introducing Harvey to almost every person he meets, much to the puzzlement of strangers, though Elwood's friends have accepted Harvey's (supposed) existence. His older sister Veta and his niece Myrtle Mae live with him in his large estate, but have become social outcasts along with Elwood due to his obsession with Harvey.
|author||Mary Chase Myles Connolly Oscar Brodney|
|award||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|keywords||akron beautiful woman best friend cab driver celtic mythology drink eccentric man follow human being lock up older sister one night orderly pass pooka psychiatrist púca rabbit sanatorium search social outcast warn white rabbit|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|