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The Hasty Heart (1949) was a Drama - War Film directed by Vincent Sherman and produced by Robert Clark.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorRichard ToddNominated

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By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 10, 2021 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Ronald Reagan was not only a great president but a great actor, too. His most recognized film is King's Row ( 1942 ) but we think The Hasty Heart ( 1949 ) ranks up there right along with it. Ronald gave a standout performance as a dying soldier in this wartime drama that also starred the beautiful P... Read full article

Richard Todd Owns "The Hasty Heart"

By Rick29 on Jan 6, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

As World War II comes to an end in Burma in 1945, Lachlan McLachlan (Richard Todd), a Scottish corporal, steps on a land mine. Amazingly, except for the loss of one kidney, his injuries appear to be superficial. The reality, though, is that McLachlan's other kidney is "defective" and that he will di... Read full article

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[referring to his purchase of a farm back in Scotland]
Cpl. Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan: I put my money to better use. It's in Scotland - in the earth.
Yank: I knew it! He's got it buried in a tin can!

[Referring to Lachie's bagpipe playing]
Yank: Somebody give him asthma.

Sister Parker: He's a foundling, his father left his mother before he was born. Do you know what that means?
Yank: He sure is!

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When Lachie asks Yank what he's going to do after the war, Yank replies that he's going back to "...a little place on the Rock River, Dixon, Illinois." This is actor Ronald Reagan's actual boyhood home.
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