Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 28, 1942

Random Harvest (M.G.M.) is a first-rate film made from James Hilton's second-rate novel of the same name. This English idyl brings together two veterans of Hilton films—Greer Garson (Goodbye, Mr. Chips) and Ronald Colman (Lost Horizon). Random Harvest, which is better than either of those, is distinguished by 1) a moving love story, 2) the unveiling of Miss Garson's interesting legs.

The story is about a shell-shocked soldier (Mr. Colman) who, as "John Smith," emerges in a daze from an asylum on Armistice Night, 1918. A jolly, warmblooded music-hall actress, Paula (Miss Garson), picks...

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