The Hasty Heart
The Hasty Heart is a 1949 Anglo-American co-production directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, and Richard Todd. The film based is based on the play of the same name by John Patrick.
In Burma during the Pacific War in 1945, a group of wounded Allied soldiers are at makeshift British military hospital in the jungle. As they've all been there for quite some time, they have a strong bond. "Yank" (Ronald Reagan) is the lone American there, recovering from malaria, along with Tommy (Howard Marion-Crawford), the Englishman, Kiwi (Ralph Michael), the New Zealander, Digger (John Sherman), the Australian, and Blossom (Orlando Martins), the African. They are all under the care of the friendly nurse, Sister Margaret Parker (Patricia Neal).
|editor||Edward B. Jarvis|
|events||World War II|
|keywords||allied allies of world war ii ally anthony nicholls birthday party burma burma campaign 1944–45 howard marion-crawford illegitimate child john sherman kidney kilt military hospital necklace new zealand one day orlando martins pacific war ralph michael scotland suspicious behavior wound|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor|
|producer||Howard Lindsay Russel Crouse|
|publisher||Associated British Picture Corporation Warner Bros.|