Oscar Vault Monday – Random Harvest, 1942 (dir. Mervyn LeRoy)

Published July 28, 2017 by kitlat

I saw this movie during TCM’s Star Of The Month at thon night of Ronald Colman. Though I pointed out that some of what transpired were not really plot twists if you watch soaps at some point, it’s still worth the ride.

the diary of a film history fanatic

I first saw this movie a few years back on TCM and it destroyed me. I saw it recently at the Castro Theatre and I guess I had forgotten a few things about it because there were whole plot twists I didn’t remember and it destroyed me all over again. If you haven’t seen this film before, beware I will be discussing some of the film’s major plot twists. Random Harvest came out the same year as arguably Greer Garson’s most famous film – Mrs. Miniver – as such, she was nominated (an won) Best Actress for playing the titular role in that film, and was ineligible to be nominated for her performance in this film. Regardless, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, though it failed to win any: Best Score, Best B&W Art Direction, Best Writing Screenplay (this was a third category, and is not analogous to the Best Original or  Best Adapted Screenplay categories…

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