The Hasty Heart (1949)





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Richard Todd plays an insufferable Scots soldier confined to a World War II military hospital. Ronald Reagan is an all-American patient who befriends the headstrong Scotsman, while Patricia Neal is the compassionate nurse. Gradually the patients grow begrudgingly fond of Todd, and when it is learned that he is suffering from a fatal illness, everyone involved tries to keep his true condition a secret from him. Todd inadvertently discovers the truth, and violently turns against his new buddies. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
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On DVD: Aug 15, 2006
Warner Home Video



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Richard Todd received an Oscar nomination for playing an obnoxious patient in an rmy hopsital who suffers from fatal illness

Full Review… | August 13, 2011

Audience Reviews for The Hasty Heart


An interesting movie about life right after the war, but sometimes it gets too sentimental. Overall a pretty good movie, though.

Aj V

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Pure hokum from the Gipper to you. Like an episode of Mister Rogers neighbourhood, Hasty Heart has no real drama or a heart of any kind.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Another fine film starring the former President. He was a much better actor than he was given credit for. This is a compelling story, and I would watch it again for sure.

Radio Nowhere

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