The Hasty Heart


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. But before the fade-out, friendship wins out over bitterness and self-pity. Filmed in England, Hasty Heart is based on the stage play by John Patrick.

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Ronald Reagan
as The Yank
Richard Todd
as Cpl. Lachlan "Lachie" MacLachlan
Patricia Neal
as Sister Parker
Ralph Michael
as The New Zealander
John Sherman
as The Aussie
Alfie Bass
as Orderly
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Richard Todd received an Oscar nomination for playing an obnoxious patient in an rmy hopsital who suffers from fatal illness

Aug 13, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hasty Heart

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

Aj V
Aj V

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