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Harvey (1950)

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Elwood, A man in his 40s is thought to be insane by his elder sister and neice, because his best friend is a 6 foot 3 inch rabit called Harvey with whom Harvey lives and talks all the time. This rabit is a Pooka (a 'nature spirit' which takes the form of a rabit to live among people according to mythology)

Some friends believe Harvey to be real, some even see Harvey, but his sister and neice thinking him to be insane want to admit him to the hospital. At the hospital begins all the more comedy. Head of the hospital begins to see Harvey, Psychologist in the hospital thinks Elwood's sister to be insane and admits her forcibly.

Elwood is a pleasant gentleman and everybody likes him, but the family is ashamed of him.

Quotes from the movie

Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.

Harvey and I sit in the bars... have a drink or two... play the juke box. And soon the faces of all the other people they turn toward mine and they smile. And they're saying, "We don't know your name, mister, but you're a very nice fella." Harvey and I warm ourselves in all these golden moments. We've entered as strangers - soon we have friends. And they come over... and they sit with us... and they drink with us... and they talk to us. They tell about the big terrible things they've done and the big wonderful things they'll do. Their hopes, and their regrets, and their loves, and their hates. All very large, because nobody ever brings anything small into a bar. And then I introduce them to Harvey... and he's bigger and grander than anything they offer me. And when they leave, they leave impressed. The same people seldom come back; but that's envy, my dear. There's a little bit of envy in the best of us.


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