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Random Harvest (1942)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  31 August 1943 (Argentina)
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An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.

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'Biffer'
Bramwell Fletcher ...
Harrison
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Sam
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Tobacconist
Aubrey Mather ...
Sheldon
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Arthur Margetson ...
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Melville Cooper ...
George
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Julian
Jill Esmond ...
Lydia
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Storyline

A veteran of World War I marries and settles happily into a tidy, humble life until an accident brings back memories of a former life of wealth and privilege while blocking all recollection of his existence since the war. Thus one man disappears, and another man long missing turns up and claims his vast inheritance. What does his devoted wife, whom he no longer recognizes, do? Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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He had found love - lost it - and now had found it again! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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31 August 1943 (Argentina)  »

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En la noche del pasado  »

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(Turner library print) (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The film is very different from James Hilton's original novel in that it is told chronologically; Hilton's novel is told like a mystery, with fragments being pieced together. See more »

Goofs

Smithy's hands change position when he says that he should be in uniform vs civilain attire. This same goof occurs twice more before he gives his report of the accident. See more »

Quotes

Paula: [in the verge of tears] He'd resent me. He'd accept me. He'd pity me... And he'd resent me.
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Connections

Referenced in El crimen del cine Oriente (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
(1888) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Excerpts played at a concert
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The most romantic movie ever made.
4 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Period.Even more so than "Casablanca."

The only movie that comes close to "Random Harvest" in sheer heart-wrenching romanticism is"Golden Earrings," with Ray Milland and Marlene Dietrich. Now THOSE were movies!! Yes,I'm stuck in the 40's,and very happy to be there! I cannot get enough of Ronald Colman's voice,especially in this movie.He has the most beautiful inflections of any actor I've heard,on par with Orson Welles,I think,but in a different way. I won't give away any plot twists,but suffice it to say there is one heart-grabbing scene that knocks you out.This movie is not to be missed by sentimental saps who loves black and white movies from the 40's.This is one of the very best.


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