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Harvey

The frantic family of the very congenial Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) are worried about his imaginary friend rabbit Harvey. So his sister Veta Louise (Josephine Hull) tries to place him in a mental institution. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 13 Oct 1950
Video Release: 28 Aug 2012
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What is the real reason for wanting Elwood in a mental institution? Who will benefit most from this arrangement—Elwood or his family?

Veta is desperate to find a husband for her daughter Myrtle, who appears destined to march down the horrible path to spinsterhood. How has society’s perception of single life changed since the depiction in this 1950’s film?

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