Random Harvest


Time Out says

Colman is a shell-shocked WWI amnesiac who meets and marries music hall singer Garson; a collision with a taxi makes him forget he's married to her and return to his pedigreed family background; but she becomes his secretary, and eventually another shock...Eclipsed at the time only by the adjacent Garson-starring Mrs Miniver for both tosh-value and box-office receipts, this remarkably contrived delve into the here-today-gone-tomorrow memory of lovelorn Colman drew from critic James Agee the oft-quoted but irresistible line: 'I would like to recommend this film to those who can stay interested in Ronald Colman's amnesia for two hours and who could with pleasure eat a bowl of Yardley's shaving soap for breakfast'. Of course, you get froth both ways, but it doesn't taste that bad.

By: PT


Release details

124 mins

Cast and crew

Mervyn LeRoy
Claudine West, George Froeschel, Arthur Wimperis
Ronald Colman
Greer Garson
Susan Peters
Philip Dorn
Reginald Owen
Henry Travers
Margaret Wycherly
Edmund Gwenn
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