Friday, September 21, 2007

"Random Harvest"...


UPDATE: This post has been entered in the "England Goes Gonzo" Blog Carnival being held on October 1st. For carnival details contact Naomi over at Diary From England!

The days go by so quickly I don't get near enough completed like I would like. I keep busy from dawn till dusk and into the twilight hours and still have more to do the next day than I did on the previous day. However, I will not ever be able to say that I am bored and have nothing to do!

I did the most delicious thing tonight. No, I am not talking about eating something, I am talking about watching a movie all the way through! From start to finish!!! The drama was "Random Harvest" a 1942 movie about a World War I major that had amnesia. Set in England, the major escaped an asylum where he was the ward of a very caring and astute doctor.

The major walks into town amidst the celebration that the war was over. A young actress finds him and takes him in, eventually taking him to the country when she sees that he is going back into his shell, after she told him he would have to go back to the asylum.

The major, or Smithy as Paula calls him, is learning to speak confidently again and tries his hand at writing, earning a check for a couple quid. As Smithy is sitting under a tree that is by a wonderful pond, Paula rides up on her bike with a picnic lunch and she has an envelope for Smithy. He appears to be asleep, as she struggles with wanting to know what the letter is about. Underneath his hat where he appeared to be napping, Smithy tells her she better open the letter. With a future starting before him Smithy asks Paula to marry him and she accepts.

They live in a little cottage by a stream with a kitchen door that the milkman brings fresh milk to every morning. On the day that their little boy is about a week old, Smithy receives a job offer in Liverpool. He is supposed to be gone for one day and does not return to the cottage for 15 years.

I could tell you the rest of the story, but that would ruin your chance to see a truly wonderful love story filled with heartache and tradegy mingled with happiness and hope...

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6 comments:

Naomi said...

Great post Janey. Just checking all the links are working.

I have watched a lot of good old movies on TCM. Sometimes the older movies like Random Harvest are better than some of the modern films of today.

Janey Loree said...

You've got that right Naomi. I love the old classics!! See ya at the carnival!

Marsha said...

Oh, that movie sounds wonderful. I love old movies too. I am going to see if I can add it to my Netflix queue. Great idea for the carnival.

Janey Loree said...

Hi Marsha, thanks for stopping by!

CyberCelt said...

Do you sometimes wonder if life really was different back then or does it just seem that way looking back.

Here from Naomi's carnival and enjoying myself.

Janey Loree said...

Hi Cybercelt! You have a point that I will ponder for a while...

I enjoyed your posts in the carnival, too!!





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