Ronald Reagan - The Signature Collection

Ronald Reagan - The Signature Collection

Cast: Ronald Reagan

     
 

Richard Todd plays an insufferable Scots soldier confined to a World War II military hospital. Ronald Reagan is an all-American patient who befriends the headstrong Scotsman, while Patricia Neal is the compassionate nurse. Gradually the patients grow begrudgingly fond of Todd, and when it is learned that he is suffering from a fatal illness, everyone involved tries to… See more details below

Overview

Richard Todd plays an insufferable Scots soldier confined to a World War II military hospital. Ronald Reagan is an all-American patient who befriends the headstrong Scotsman, while Patricia Neal is the compassionate nurse. Gradually the patients grow begrudgingly fond of Todd, and when it is learned that he is suffering from a fatal illness, everyone involved tries to keep his true condition a secret from him. Todd inadvertently discovers the truth, and violently turns against his new buddies. But before the fade-out, friendship wins out over bitterness and self-pity. Filmed in England, Hasty Heart is based on the stage play by John Patrick.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
While it’s certainly true that Ronald Reagan would not have been at home in the plays of, say, Ibsen or Chekhov, he was a much better film actor than his detractors have claimed. It’s easy to chuckle at the 40th U.S. president’s numerous B-movies -- especially the notorious Bedtime for Bonzo -- but at his prime as a Warner Brothers contract player during the ‘40s and ‘50s, Reagan displayed a solid command of his craft that served him well in meaty dramatic roles. The future politician took his nickname from Knute Rockne, All-American (1940), a fictionalized biography of the legendary Notre Dame football coach in which Reagan, playing the dying player George Gipp, exhorts Rockne to someday ask the team to “win one for the Gipper.” The fascinatingly baroque Kings Row (1942) features Reagan’s strongest work, portraying a once-privileged, happy-go-lucky scion of a midwestern town who struggles to rebuild his life after suffering at the hands of a sadistic doctor. (Reagan titled his autobiography Where’s the Rest of Me? after an unforgettable line in the film). Another fine, frequently overlooked Reagan performance can be found in The Hasty Heart (1949), which cast him as a proud Scottish soldier faced with the knowledge that he has only a short time to live. He’s also terrific as a crusading district attorney investigating Ku Klux Klan activity in the gritty Storm Warning (1951). The Winning Team, (1952), a biopic starring Reagan as Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander, warrants viewing mainly for the star’s facile performance.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2006
UPC:
0012569808072
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
8:33:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Expert commentary; Vintage shorts; Cartoons; Bonus audio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ronald Reagan Primary Artist

Technical Credits

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kings Row
1. Credits [1:57]
2. Parris' Choice [3:24]
3. Birthday Blues [4:14]
4. Pleasure and Pain [4:16]
5. Grown-up Pursuits [3:06]
6. Young Man's Education [5:49]
7. A Little Loneliness [3:03]
8. Rejected Suitor [2:39]
9. Stormy Emotions [5:56]
10. Madame Marie's Vow [2:14]
11. If I Had a Son [5:47]
12. Learning the Truth [2:28]
13. Don't Try to Understand Me [3:55]
14. Beyond His Help [1:32]
15. Tower Tragedy [5:12]
16. Why? [3:57]
17. Final Desperation [2:46]
18. Ride With Randy [2:55]
19. A Girl Like That [5:13]
20. Supper Invitation [3:03]
21. Wiped Out [2:54]
22. My Friends Are Down Here [3:11]
23. You're All There Is [3:02]
24. Drake's Accident [3:55]
25. "Where's the Rest of Me?" [1:48]
26. Her Mind's Made Up [4:29]
27. Fresh Start [3:14]
28. Reunion [1:37]
29. Mother's Dilemma [4:22]
30. Louise's Obsession [3:17]
31. Chasing Away Ghosts [2:37]
32. Back Home [5:54]
33. Places in Her Heart [3:48]
34. Terrible Truth [3:01]
35. Bloody but Unbowed [5:23]
36. Cast List [:38]
Disc #2 -- The Hasty Heart
1. Credits [1:13]
2. The War Is Over [3:27]
3. Sister Meets the Scot [2:56]
4. Ward 3 Wakes Up [5:18]
5. Hatred of Biblical Proporations [2:42]
6. Terminal Patient [4:50]
7. Unpleasant Lachie [5:20]
8. Idle Chatter [5:09]
9. Resisting His Charm [3:04]
10. Mind of His Own [4:56]
11. Birthday Presents [2:56]
12. Hasty Heart [6:47]
13. Self-Realization [4:49]
14. The Urge to Share [3:25]
15. No Takers for Scotland [4:08]
16. I'll Have Friends [4:07]
17. Frown a Little Less [3:57]
18. Kilt Inspection [3:26]
19. Marriage Proposal [5:04]
20. Facts of His Case [7:39]
21. I'll Need No One [2:04]
22. No Kiss Goodbye [5:00]
23. Blossom's Gift [3:38]
24. Digesting His Pride [3:53]
25. Where He Belongs [1:56]
Disc #3 -- Storm Warning
1. Credits [1:06]
2. Real Friendly Town [5:49]
3. Witness to Murder [2:52]
4. Reunited With Lucy [3:35]
5. Going Through the Motions [6:42]
6. Shock of Recognition [5:49]
7. Hank's Admission [2:41]
8. Rainey Does His Job [5:41]
9. Suitcase's Owner [2:53]
10. Ordered to Stay [4:26]
11. Nobody's Gonna Talk [4:20]
12. Barr's Threat [3:32]
13. Doing the Right Thing [4:25]
14. Pure Unadultered Hate [3:56]
15. Good Liars [5:23]
16. Marsha Testifies [3:28]
17. Human Like Everyone Else [3:52]
18. Ganging Up [5:10]
19. Alone With Hank [3:55]
20. Brute Force [4:03]
21. Klan Rally [3:01]
22. Lesson With a Whip [1:29]
23. Tragically Stray Bullet [3:06]
24. Grief and Ashes [1:59]
Disc #4 -- The Winning Team
1. Credits [1:34]
2. Needed in Two Places [2:53]
3. Shut Out by a Hayseed [4:18]
4. Grover's Promise [3:33]
5. Glasheen's Offer [5:07]
6. Maybe This Time [2:35]
7. Seeing Double [4:22]
8. Newlyweds [3:21]
9. Fastball Focus [2:42]
10. Ol' St. Nicholas [1:49]
11. Aimee's Competition [3:12]
12. Seeing Perfectly [3:02]
13. Rookie Pitcher [4:30]
14. This Hornsby Kid [2:12]
15. World War I [3:53]
16. Blackouts Begin [5:03]
17. Doctor's Diagnosis [2:22]
18. Rumor Mill [5:10]
19. Collapse [2:20]
20. Aimee Learns the Truth [4:30]
21. Sideshow Attraction [3:11]
22. Hornsby Takes a Chance [3:53]
23. 1926 World Series [2:21]
24. What Crow Tastes Like [4:36]
25. Stealing Her Strength [4:59]
26. Seventh Game [5:06]
27. A Kiss and a Save [5:15]
Disc #5 -- Knute Rockne All American
1. Credits and Foreword [2:06]
2. All Americans Now [5:34]
3. College Men [4:38]
4. His Right Place [2:49]
5. Forward Pass Offense [3:32]
6. Whipping West Point [4:01]
7. Coach for a Year [2:19]
8. Life's Work [4:26]
9. Families Man [4:36]
10. George Gipp [5:28]
11. Sore Throat [4:38]
12. Win Just One for the Gipper [3:26]
13. Triumphant Teamwork [4:05]
14. Backfield Shift [5:31]
15. Four Horsemen [2:43]
16. Broken Record [5:41]
17. Still Got Rock [4:19]
18. Lots of Spirit [3:31]
19. Stricken [4:10]
20. Invoking the Gipper [3:18]
21. Investigative Committee [6:20]
22. Interrupted Vacation [2:57]
23. Tragedy [3:25]
24. Rockne's Legacy [3:29]
25. Cast List [:38]

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