The Hasty Heart

Leaden version of John Patrick's tearjerking play, set in a World War II army hospital in Burma, about a dour, chip-on-shoulder Scottish soldier who gradually discovers the meaning of friendship after learning that he has only weeks to live. Todd won some plaudits at the time for his stubborn performance, but subsequent appearances confirmed that the wooden look was habitual.

Release details

Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Vincent Sherman
Screenwriter: Ranald MacDougall
Cast: Richard Todd
Patricia Neal
Ronald Reagan
Anthony Nicholls
Howard Marion Crawford
Ralph Michael
Orlando Martins
Alfie Bass

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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alan shilvock

fantastic acting by all actors i will miss mr todd in this film he deserved an oscar great film . 5 stars.

alan shilvock

fantastic acting by all actors i will miss mr todd in this film he deserved an oscar great film . 5 stars.

Lesley McCabe

This is my all time favourite film, it always makes me cry, Richard Todd was very believable as the proud, angry Soldier.

Lesley McCabe

This is my all time favourite film, it always makes me cry, Richard Todd was very believable as the proud, angry Soldier.

lawrence davis

"Author TM" needs his head examined. This is a touching and beautifully acted film, especially by Todd, who deservedly received a Best Actor nomination. Patricia Neal is at her very best here,and even Reagan acquits himself very well indeed. Only one with a heart of stone could so snottily dismiss this unheralded little classic!

lawrence davis

"Author TM" needs his head examined. This is a touching and beautifully acted film, especially by Todd, who deservedly received a Best Actor nomination. Patricia Neal is at her very best here,and even Reagan acquits himself very well indeed. Only one with a heart of stone could so snottily dismiss this unheralded little classic!