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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 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Life is so much better with goodwill and friendships ... See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Ronald Reagan ... Yank

Patricia Neal ... Sister Parker

Richard Todd ... Lachie

Anthony Nicholls ... Lt. Col. Dunn
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Tommy (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Ralph Michael ... Kiwi
Orlando Martins ... Blossom
John Sherman ... Digger
Alfie Bass ... Orderly
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)

Directed by
Vincent Sherman 
 
Writing credits
Ranald MacDougall (screenplay) (as Ranald Macdougall)

John Patrick (play)

Produced by
Vincent Sherman .... producer
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
Bob Clark .... makeup artist
A.G. Scott .... hair stylist
Eric Aylott .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gerry Mitchell .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Hunter .... 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)
Dudley H. May .... prop buyer (uncredited)
Bill Osborne .... property master (uncredited)
Arthur Searle .... construction manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harold V. King .... recording director
Cecil Thornton .... sound recordist
Len Abbott .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Eric Bayman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Cyril Brown .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Crafford .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Harold V. King .... sound (uncredited)
Len Shilton .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Dennis Whitlock .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Graham .... camera operator
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
David Buttolph .... composer: US trailer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Wyatt .... continuity
Russel Crouse .... producer: stage play (uncredited)
Leslie Frewin .... publicist (uncredited)
Howard Lindsay .... producer: stage play (uncredited)
Thelma Orr .... assistant 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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Language:
Color:
Black And White (archive footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (2002) | USA:Approved (PCA #13890) (uncredited)

Did You Know?

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:
[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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Movie Connections:
Featured in This Year's Blonde (1980) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Life is so much better with goodwill and friendships ..., 29 June 2007
Author: lora64 from Canada

This is a special movie and simply one of the best dramas on film when it comes to a touching heartfelt story. As others have said, there are no gimmicks or pretensions, just a very genuine story of people doing their best under the circumstances, wanting to give friendship each in their own way, and of one who doesn't know how to accept it.

I recall seeing "The Hasty Heart" as a youngster and of course didn't understand most of it yet came away inwardly moved. It is only decades later when able to view the video that I was more totally drawn into the drama, the scenes and dialog, and could appreciate the superb performances of the actors. One can readily see how it had been a fine stage play because of such excellent dialog as the scenes unfolded. Really topnotch.

There is Richard Todd as Lachie, the recuperating soldier impatient to return home after the announcement that the war has ended. However, it's doubtful he'll be going as his time is limited due to serious health failure which he is unaware of. Others in the makeshift hospital ward are encouraged to befriend him when he is brought to settle in their midst but with mixed results because of his 'standoff-ishness'. I think Reagan is very convincing in his role as the American soldier who sees things as they are, speaks his mind, and knows how to accept life.

It's a wonderful story about the meaning of friendship and I think one other film similar to it would be "The Captive Heart" (1946) with Michael Redgrave, a very heartwarming wartime drama.

A great film in my opinion dealing with the plain, unadorned human side of life.

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