Random Harvest
First screened in May 2006
Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Susan Peters, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Rhys Williams, Bramwell Fletcher, Una O'Connor, Margaret Wycherly, Ivan Sampson. Screenplay: Claudine West, George Froeschel, and Arthur Wimperis (based on the novel by James Hilton).

Twitter Capsule: My mom's favorite movie! And well it might be. Elegant and adult romantic drama, rare even for its time. Rarer now.

VOR:   A pretty impeccable distillation of what this genre in this era tries to achieve. That may not add up to innovation or risk, but it's a proud pendant on its year.



Photo © 1942 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Best Actor: Ronald Colman
Best Supporting Actress: Susan Peters
Best Screenplay: Claudine West, George Froeschel, and Arthur Wimperis
Best Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons & Randall Duell; Edwin B. Willis & Jack D. Moore
Best Original Score: Herbert Stothart

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