The Hasty Heart DVD

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Richard Todd Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal star in this sensitive adaptation of John Patrick's play focusing on a proud Scottish soldier who has little time to live and the friendships he eventually makes among those around him. A huge success in 1949 The Hasty Heart received two Golden Globes as well as an Oscar nomination for Todd for his performance as the surly mistrustful Corporal MacLachlan. This classic film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. Burma 1945: a group of Allied soldiers languishes in a military hospital... each man longing for the day he may return home. Easy-going 'Yank' shares a ward with Londoner 'Tommy' New Zealander 'Kiwi' Australian 'Digger' and 'Blossom' a Basuto African who speaks no English; all are in the care of the sympathetic Sister Margaret Parker. When told they will be joined by a young Scot who – unbeknown to him – has but weeks to live they react with a mixture of compassion and trepidation. But little could have prepared them for the gruff recalcitrance and downright hostility of Cpl. Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan... Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Extensive Image Galleries [show more]

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Released
11 August 2014
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103 minutes 
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PAL 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  Richard Todd, Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal star in this sensitive adaptation of John Patrick's play focusing on a proud Scottish soldier who has little time to live, and the friendships he eventually makes among those around him. A huge success in 1949, The Hasty Heart received two Golden Globes, as well as an Oscar nomination for Todd for his performance as the surly, mistrustful Corporal MacLachlan. This classic film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. Burma, 1945: a group of Allied soldiers languishes in a military hospital, each man longing for the day he may return home. Easy-going 'Yank' shares a ward with Londoner 'Tommy', New Zealander 'Kiwi', Australian 'Digger', and 'Blossom', a Basuto African who speaks no English; all are in the care of the sympathetic Sister Margaret Parker. When told they will be joined by a young Scot who unbeknown to him has but weeks to live, they react with a mixture of compassion and trepidation. But little could have prepared them for the gruff recalcitrance and downright hostility of Cpl. Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan...

Vincent Sherman directs this 1940s drama starring Richard Todd, Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal. The film is set in Burma following the end of the war in 1945. Life is tough for a group of soldiers with injuries too severe to travel back home to enjoy the victory celebrations with their friends and comrades. Under the care of Sister Margaret Parker (Neal), the multinational soldiers who go by the nicknames Yank (Reagan), Kiwi (Ralph Michael), Tommy (Howard Marion Crawford) and Digger (John Sherman) are recuperating in a Burmese hospital. Recalcitrant Scotsman Corporal Lachlan (Todd) joins them in a particularly tragic position: he has only weeks to live due to a kidney problem. The others try to cheer him up, but struggle to penetrate his steely facade. Will Lachlan makes some friends at last or will he die alone and bitter?