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The Hasty Heart
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Director:
Writers:
Ranald MacDougall (screenplay)
John Patrick (play)
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Release Date:
2 December 1949 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
It's 1945, Burma, the day the war is over! For many this means they've survived and will be going home... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Ronald Reagan ... Yank

Patricia Neal ... Sister Margaret Parker

Richard Todd ... Cpl. Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan - the Scot
Anthony Nicholls ... Lieutenant Colonel Dunn
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Tommy - the Englishman (as Howard Crawford)
Ralph Michael ... Kiwi - the New Zealander
John Sherman ... Digger - the Australian
Alfie Bass ... Orderly (as Alfred Bass)
Orlando Martins ... Blossom - the African
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Douglas ... Off-Screen Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Clive Dunn ... MacDougall (uncredited)
John Gregson ... Raw recruit in jungle (uncredited)
Sam Kydd ... Driver (uncredited)
Pamela van Dale ... Burmese woman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vincent Sherman 
 
Writing credits
Ranald MacDougall (screenplay)

John Patrick (play)

Produced by
Robert Clark .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jack Beaver 
 
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward B. Jarvis  (as E.B. Jarvis)
 
Art Direction by
Terence Verity 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Aylott .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilfred Eades .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Frederic Goode .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Cliff Owen .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Victor Croll .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Bertram Evans .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Anthony Masters .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Bill Osborne .... property master (uncredited)
Arthur Searle .... construction manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harold V. King .... sound
Len Abbott .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Eric Bayman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Cyril Brown .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Crafford .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Len Shilton .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Dennis Whitlock .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Harris .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Tony White .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peggy Henderson .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Eve Catchpole .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
 
Other crew
Russel Crouse .... producer: stage play
Howard Lindsay .... producer: stage play
Leslie Frewin .... publicist (uncredited)
Thelma Orr .... assistant continuity (uncredited)
Joan Wyatt .... continuity (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hasty Heart" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | UK:U (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #13890)

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Trivia:
The movie, which takes place in tropical Burma, had to be shot in London to take advantage of frozen funds that had accumulated during the War. It turned out to be one of the coldest London winters ever.See more »
Quotes:
[referring to his purchase of a farm back in Scotland]
Cpl. Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan:I put my money to better use. It's in Scotland - in the earth.
Yank:I knew it! He's got it buried in a tin can!
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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Moving picture, 26 February 1999
Author: humpty from brookline mass

The Hasty Heart is one of the finest and most sensetive films ever made. Ronald Reagan gives his best acting performance and this story should bring a tear to the most cynical eyes. It is a story about a man with a terminal illness and his battle with self pity. As sad as it is, it is a celebration nevertheless, of the human condition. Its about real people and real feelings, not some hyped up special effects extravaganza of all prop and no plot. Although the film is not religious, per se, and does not mention God, it is a spiritual film, a gut wrenching exercise of the soul.

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