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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 »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Richard Todd + Ronald Reagan + Patricia Neal = MUST SEE See more (23 total) »

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:
When Lachie asks Yank what he's going to do after the war, Yank replies that he's going back to "...a little place on the Rock River, Dixon, Illinois." This is actor Ronald Reagan's actual boyhood home.See more »
Quotes:
Sister Parker:He's a foundling, his father left his mother before he was born. Do you know what that means?
Yank:He sure is!
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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Richard Todd + Ronald Reagan + Patricia Neal = MUST SEE, 30 April 2001
Author: Enrique Sanchez from Miami, FL

Here is a movie no one talks about, yet it belongs among the best movies to come out of Hollywood.

Richard Todd reprised his stage role and received an Oscar nomination for this largely unknown movie. Yet, if you have a chance, DO NOT miss it.

It moves you, and it makes you laugh and smile. The story is simple but the emotion runs deep.

Some may point out that the ending may be inappropriate to the subject's tone. Yet, we do see that a man's life can been changed and improved by some simple gestures of friendship. And that is all we really want to see. The rest would have truly made this a maudlin effort.

Contrary to all of the criticism, scoffing and easy ridicule of the merely two (2) Reagan "Bonzo" movies, he sure was a fine actor and we were lucky to have him in the movies.

See it.

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