The film was based on the novel of the same name written by James Hilton published in 1941.
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 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
Cary Grant Won't Eat You
I wouldnt usually confess to liking a romancenot 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 themits just rare for me to admit it. Did I swallow up every minute of North and South (2004 Gaskell v... Read full article
Before I tell you of my own thoughts, I thought I’d first share a quote with you from the late great James Agee. Upon viewing Random Harvest in 1942, he said that he would “like to recommend this film to those who can with pleasure eat a bowl of Yardley’s shaving soap for breakfast... Read full article
The Motion Pictures
"You're supposed to kiss me, darling," Paula quips after "Smithy" proposes to her. (Image via recollective.tumblr) Charles Rainier – sometimes known as “Smithy” – can’t seem to keep his memories in check. Charles is a World War I veteran who is struc... Read full article
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Paula: You are from the asylum, aren't you? Aren't you?
Paula: Oh Smithy, You're ruining my makeup.
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Ronald Colman fought with the British army in World War I at the battle of Ypres in 1914 where he received severe shrapnel wounds to the knee and ankle of one of his legs. He was decorated for bravery and was invalided out of the army several months later.
"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.
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