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Random Harvest Overview:

Random Harvest (1942) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sidney Franklin.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by James Hilton published in 1941.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRonald ColmanNominated
Best Supporting ActressSusan PetersNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Randall Duell; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Jack MooreNominated
Best DirectorMervyn LeRoyNominated
Best Music - ScoringHerbert StothartNominated
Best WritingClaudine West, George Froeschel, Arthur WimperisNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Garson and Colman melt hearts in... Random Harvest (1942)

By Michaela on Apr 7, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

James Hilton is a somewhat familiar name for old movie fans. Seven of his books have been made into films, some more than once, with Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Lost Horizon emerging as the undisputed classics. Hilton also penned screenplays for Hollywood, winning an Academy Award for his script for Jan ... Read full article


Random Harvest (1942, Mervyn LeRoy)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 1, 2014 From The Stop Button

It’s hard to imagine a more supreme melodrama than Random Harvest. Almost the entire first hour (of two and a nickel), the film chronicles the blissful romance of Greer Garson and Ronald Colman. He’s an amnesiac World War I veteran, she’s on the stage–a combination of song an... Read full article


RANDOM HARVEST(1942)

By Joey on Sep 23, 2014 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

RANDOM HARVEST 1942 Review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest You know how people say, “How come they don’t make ‘em like they used to?” Well, “Random Harvest” is one of the films they don’t make ‘em like anymore. Well, “Rand... Read full article


RANDOM HARVEST(1942)

By Joey on Sep 23, 2014 From Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest

RANDOM HARVEST 1942 Review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest You know how people say, “How come they don’t make ‘em like they used to?” Well, “Random Harvest” is one of the films they don’t make ‘em like anymore. Well, “Rand... Read full article


The Amnesia Romance Before Vows and Notebooks: Random Harvest (1942)

By Judy on Jun 26, 2014 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

I wouldn’t usually confess to liking a romance—not the pure, unabashed kind, with brooding heroes; loyal, plucky heroines; and never-ending love. This is not, mind you, that I never watch or like them—it’s just rare for me to admit it. Did I swallow up every minute of North and South (2004 Gaskell v... Read full article


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Quotes from

Paula: Oh Smithy, You're ruining my makeup.


Paula: Smithy, do I always have to take the initiative? You're supposed to kiss me.


Kitty Chilcet: Sometimes, especially when we've been closest, I've had the curious feeling that I remind you of someone else - someone you once knew... someone you loved as you'll never love me. I am nearly the one, Charles. But nearly isn't enough for a lifetime.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 31, 1944 with Ronald Colman and Greer Garson reprising their film roles.
The title is taken from a quotation that appears in hardback versions of the novel (but omitted from most paperback printings.) The quotation is: "According to a British Official Report, bombs fell at Random." - German Official Report. The movie renames the Rainier ancestral home "Random Hall" to better tie in with the title, although in the novel, the estate is named "Stourton".
Ronald Colman had first-hand experience of shell shock - he had fought in the British army at the Battle of Ypres in World War I, during which he was also gassed.
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