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The Hasty Heart Photograph

Identifier: MS-3765

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of one photograph from the original 1949 film, The Hasty Heart, starring Patricia Neal, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Todd. Vincent Sherman was the director, John Patrick the playwright, and the screenwriter was Ranald MacDougall. The Hasty Heart was one of Patricia Neal's earliest films.


  • circa 1949


The material in this collection is in English.

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Biographical/Historical Note

The Hasty Heart (1940) starred Patricia Neal, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Todd and was directed by Vincent Sherman.

The film is set in Burma at the end of World War II, where a Scottish soldier with a terminal prognosis is held back from going home and must befriend those around him.

Patricia Neal was born in Packard, Kentucky, on January 20, 1926. She is the daughter of William Burdette and Eura Petrey Neal. Neal grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she attended Knoxville High School and then continued her studies of acting at Northwestern University. Her first job was on Broadway as an understudy and eventually became a leading lady on the stage. In 1947, Neal won a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway play, Another Part of the Forest. Neal then moved to motion pictures and some of her first roles were in the movies The Voice of the Turtle, The Hasty Heart, and The Fountainhead. Neal won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her role in the movie Hud starring Neal and Paul Newman. She continued to work until up until her death on August 10, 2010.


This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections in 2014 from Royal Books.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

  1. MS-3707, The Fountainhead Movie Ephemera Collection
  2. MS-3736, The Fountainhead Photograph Collection
  3. MS-3759, The Day the Earth Stood Still Pressbook
  4. MS-3766, The Fountainhead Photograph
  5. MS-3835, The Subject Was Roses Original Screenplay
  6. MS-3845, "Gipsy House" Original Teleplay Screenplay
  7. MS-3859, Patricia Neal Photographs and Weekend with Father Screenplay
  8. MS-3877, "Mr. Congressman" Original Screenplay and Photographs
  9. MS-3916, Patricia Neal Screenplays

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA