Harvey

Harvey DVD coverProduced in 1950 by Universal Pictures, Harvey is the lighthearted comedy about a provincial man who is convinced his best friend is a six foot, three and a half inch tall rabbit name Harvey.  The film, based on a Pulitzer-prize winning play of the same name written by Mary Chase, stars Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd who is well liked in his neighborhood but is somewhat of an embarrassment to his sister and niece, who are mortified when he introduces their friends to Harvey.  Of course Harvey is invisible to everyone but Dowd, yet this doesn’t seem to bother him and he is oblivious to the strange looks he and his invisible friend generate as they go about the town.  When his sister can’t take it anymore, she finally decides to have him committed to a mental institution, which results in a chaotic and humorous twist of events.