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The Hasty Heart (1949)

102 min - Drama, Romance, War - 2 December 1949
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On the last day of World War II, Scottish soldier Lachlan MacLachlan (Richard Todd) is shot in the lower back and needs to be treated at the local medical unit in Burma before he can return home. His stay is lengthened, however, and when his nurse (Patricia Neal) asks why, she learns that his wound is fatal. With the help of an American patient (Ronald Reagan), the staff and other patients at the hospital try to make the Scot's final days happy. But things get ugly when he learns the truth.

Director:  Vincent Sherman
Stars:  Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Richard Todd, Anthony Nicholls, Howard Marion-Crawford, Ralph Michael, John Sherman, Alfie Bass, Orlando Martins

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On the last day of World War II, Scottish soldier Lachlan MacLachlan (Richard Todd) is shot in the lower back and needs to be treated at the local medical unit in Burma before he can return home. His stay is lengthened, however, and when his nurse (Patricia Neal) asks why, she learns that his wound is fatal. With the help of an American patient (Ronald Reagan), the staff and other patients at the hospital try to make the Scot's final days happy. But things get ugly when he learns the truth.



Genres: Drama, Romance, War

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Language:  English
Release Date:  2 December 1949

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 42 min

Academy Award Nomination

ACTOR — Richard Todd {“Lachie”}


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