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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Henry Koster
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

After you.

Is this 348?

Yes, it is.

I've got a special delivery

here. That sounds interesting.

It's for Dowd. Dowd's my name. Elwood P.

Here, sir. Let me give you one of my cards.

That won't be necessary.

Just sign right here. Uh-huh.

Beautiful day. Every day's a beautiful day.

Thank you.

He was a nice man.

Come on.

Thank heavens

he's gone!

Oh, Myrtle, it's

a wonderful feeling...

to have your relative out of the

house before the company comes.

You're sure Uncle Elwood won't

come back and spoil everything?

Of course not, dear. Your uncle

always spends the afternoon...

downtown at those filthy bars

and taverns, you know that.

I'll go tell the cateress

to get started.

Why, Miss Johnson, what

are you doing? Leaving.

Miss Johnson, you were hired

to serve as well as cater.

Our guests will be here any

minute. Now, Miss Johnson...

Myrtle, let me handle this,

dear. Miss Johnson, what's wrong?

There was a man here a minute ago

and he stopped and he spoke to me.

You didn't tell him anything about our

party, did you? I didn't tell him nothin'!

He gave me his card. Here. And

then he introduced me to somebody.

To whom? Do you think I'd

stay in this house after that?

Um, well...


People get run over by trucks every day.

Why can't that happen to Uncle Elwood?

Myrtle Mae Simmons,

I'm ashamed of you!

Even if people do call your uncle

peculiar, he is still my baby brother...

and this is not his

fault. Whose fault is it?

We'll get the cook to do the

serving. Come and lend me a hand.

We haven't got much time.


If it isn't his fault,

whose fault is it?

I know whose fault it is, but I'm

not telling. You're not telling?


Elvira, you can bring

those things in now.

Mother, why can't we live

like other people?

Do I have

to keep reminding you...

your Uncle Elwood is not living

with us, we're living with him?

Living with him and his pal! You promised!

- His pal Harvey!

- Oh, you said that name.

You promised you wouldn't say

that name and you said it!

Mother, why did grandmother leave

all her property to Uncle Elwood?

I suppose it was because

she died in his arms.

People are sentimental

about things like that.

You always say that

and it doesn't make sense.

She couldn't make out a will after

she died, could she? Don't be didactic.

It's not becoming in a young

girl. Besides, men loathe it.

Men! A fine chance

I've got!

Dear, the whole idea of this

party this afternoon is to...

Is to get you started socially, so

that you can meet some nice young men.

What's the use?

Myrtle Mae Simmons,

her uncle, Elwood P. Dowd,

is the biggest screw...

Screwball in town!

Who'd want me?

Myrtle, dear, you're sweet

and you have so much to offer.

I don't care what anyone says, there's

something sweet about every young girl.

And a man takes that sweetness

and look what he does with it!

Oh, show some poise, dear. I

want you to charm Mrs. Chauvenet.

She has a grandson

just about your age.

A lot of good that'll do if Uncle Elwood

comes home. Uncle Elwood won't be home.

Or will he? I'm going to telephone

Judge Gaffney. We can't take any chances.


you better hurry!

Mrs. Halsey and Miss

Tewksbury are here already.

Oh, dear.

Yes, dear, I am hurrying.

Hurry, Mother. They're

getting out of the car.


Judge Gaffney, please.

Mrs. Veta Simmons calling.


Oh, put her on.

Veta, my girl,

this is a pleasure.

Judge, we haven't got

a moment to lose.

I'm having the Wednesday Forum over

for a program tea for Ethel Chauvenet.

Elwood has just gone out, but

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