“I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I’m happy to say I finally won out over it.”
Elwood P. Dowd, “Harvey”
Harvey is a 1950 American comedy-drama film based on Mary Chase‘s play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The story is about a man whose best friend is a pooka named Harvey – in the form of a six foot eight tall invisible rabbit.
Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a middle-aged, amiable though somewhat eccentric man whose best friend is an invisible 6 foot, 31/2inch tall rabbit named Harvey. As described by Dowd, Harvey is a pooka, a benign but mischievous creature from Celtic mythology who is especially fond of social outcasts (like Elwood).