Saturday, February 5, 2011


The following post was inspired by a visit to the Blog: Writerquake

The 1950 film, Harvey, is based on Mary Chase's 1944 Pulitzer prize winning play of the same name, 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 6 foot 3 and 1/2 inch tall white rabbit.

Part 1

Here are a few of my favorite lines from Harvey:

Elwood P. Dowd: I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with.

Elwood P. Dowd: 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.

Veta Louise Simmons: Myrtle Mae, you have a lot to learn, and I hope you never learn it.

Elwood P. Dowd: You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.

Dr. Chumley: Fly specks, fly specks! I've been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts at 18th and Fairfax!

1 comment:

mythopolis said...

Definitely a classic. And it is often performed as a play as well.