“Harvey” quotes

Movie Harvey
Henry Koster directed this movie in 1950
Title Harvey
Year 1950
Director Henry Koster
Genre Drama, Comedy
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Plot – Elwood P. Dowd is a nice middle-aged alcoholic, absolutely harmless and incapable of hurting a fly. Whenever he goes to the bar, he's convinced he's followed by Harvey, a white rabbit. Elwood's sister and niece try in every way to heal him.
All actors – James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake, Cecil Kellaway, Victoria Horne, Jesse White, William H. Lynn, Wallace Ford, Nana Bryant, Grayce Mills, Clem Bevans, Gino Corrado, Jack Curtis, Ida Moore, Billy Wayne, Polly Bailey, Don Brodie, Aileen Carlyle, Sally Corner, Pat Flaherty, Eula Guy, Grayce Hampton, Harry Hines, Norman Leavitt, Edwin Max, Anne O'Neal, Fess Parker, Maudie Prickett, Almira Sessions, Ruthelma Stevens, Leo Sulky, Minerva Urecal, William Val, Dick Wessel, Sam Wolfe
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  • “- Elwood P. Dowd: Well, I think this calls for a celebration! Why don't we all go down to Charlie's Place and have a drink?
    - Veta Louise Simmons: You're not going anywhere, Elwood. You're staying right here.
    - Myrtle Mae Simmons: Yes, Uncle Elwood.
    - Judge Gaffney: Stay here, son.
    - Elwood P. Dowd: I plan to leave, you want me to stay. Oh, an...” (continue)
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    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
    Josephine Hull - Veta Louise Dowd Simmons
    Victoria Horne - Myrtle Mae Simmons
    William H. Lynn - Judge Omar Gaffney
  • 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.
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • “I came down here to say goodbye to you. So, goodbye, good luck and good riddance!”

    Peggy Dow - Miss Kelly
  • “That's envy my dear, there's a little bit of envy in the best of us.”
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • “- Veta Louise Simmons: Doctor, everything I say to you is confidential, isn't it?
    - Dr. Sanderson: I am not a gossip, Mrs. Simmons. I am a psychiatrist.”

    Josephine Hull - Veta Louise Dowd Simmons
    Charles Drake - Dr. Raymond Sanderson
  • “I used to know a whole lot of dances. The-the-the-eh- the flea hop, and-and, what's the - eh - the black bottom, the variety drag. I don't, I don't know, I just don't seem to have any time any more. I have so many things to do.”
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • “- Dr. Sanderson: You know, people are people no matter were you go.
    - Elwood P. Dowd: That is very often the case.”

    Charles Drake - Dr. Raymond Sanderson
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • - Dr. Sanderson: I think that your sister's condition stems from trauma.
    - Elwood P. Dowd: From what?
    - Dr. Sanderson: Uh, trauma. Spelled t-r-a-u-m-a. It means shock. There's nothing unusual about it. There's the "birth trauma" - the shock of being born...
    - Elwood P. Dowd: That's the one we never get over.

    Charles Drake - Dr. Raymond Sanderson
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
    [Tag:birth, trauma]
  • “- 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!”

    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
    Cecil Kellaway - Dr. William Chumley
    [Tag:miracle, science]
  • “I took a course in art last winter. I learnt the difference between a fine oil painting, and a mechanical thing, like a photograph. The photograph shows only the reality. The painting shows not only the reality, but the dream behind it. It's our dreams, doctor, that carry us on. They separate us from the beasts. I wouldn't want to go on living...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Josephine Hull - Veta Louise Dowd Simmons
  • “I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with.”
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • “- Wilson: Who's Harvey?
    - Miss Kelly: A white rabbit, six feet tall.
    - Wilson: Six feet?
    - Elwood P. Dowd: Six feet three and a half inches. Now let's stick to the facts.”

    Jesse White - Martin Wilson
    Peggy Dow - Miss Kelly
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd
  • “Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it.”
    James Stewart - Elwood P. Dowd