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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:
This movie should be compulsory viewing 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)

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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Vincent Sherman had settled on using Gordon Jackson for he role of Lachie when he spotted Richard Todd in the studio bar and reacast the role, which earned Todd an Oscar nomination.See more »
Quotes:
[Referring to Lachie's bagpipe playing]
Yank:Somebody give him asthma.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elstree Story (1952)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
This movie should be compulsory viewing, 12 April 2000

I came back from work one day and this old Black and white movie was on TV Damn, Black and White ??? and i had spent a fortune on my Dolby system, after flicking through the channels i came back to it, something about the main character caught my attention (Cpl. Lachlan "Lachie" MacLachlan) he was rude, obnoxious scaving and although he acted very tough he appeared to be very very lonely. For the next hour and a half i was hooked. Its a story about people (as simple as that) how they get along , how they dont get along its a very human story, no special effects, no twisting plots just a warm hearted story that you will come away from feeling better with the world. This is one of those Sunday afternoon movies you could easily flick past like i almost did. If you ever see it advertised take time out to watch it, it will make you cry and laugh all in the same scene. Take time to watch it........Highly recomended s c...

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