Haven't you seen The Hasty Heart (1949)? Ronald Reagan plays Yank. This story takes place in Burma at the close of WW2 in a military hospital. It is the touching story of soldiers befriending a friendless dying soldier. The Hasty Heart has a very good message and never fails to make me well up with tears.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
The Winning Team (1952) Here Ronald Reagan plays baseball pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander who battles ill health and alcoholism. This touching story also stars Doris Day as Grover's wife.
Kings Row (1942) This Americana melodrama directed by Sam Wood was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year. Ronald Reagan plays Drake McHugh, a role considered by most to be the finest performance of his career. It is a disturbing story, but worth seeing. Ronald Reagan's "Where's the rest of me?" is one of his two most remembered film lines. The second being in Knute Rockne All American (1940). Kings Row also stars Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Claude Rains, and Charles Coburn.
Knute Rockne, All American (1940) Ronald Reagan plays George Gipp in the story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne played by Pat O'Brien. "Win just one more for the Gipper," is the other one of Ronald Reagan's most remembered film lines.
Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) In this charming comedy about the raising of a chimpanzee as if it were a human baby, Ronald Reagan plays college professor Peter Boyd, along with Diana Lynn as Bonzo's human mama and Walter Slezak, a fellow professor Hans Neumann. Sure, this film is sheer fluff, but I like fluff.
*Contributed by: "Elizabeth Van Cleve" Date: Sat, Jul 16 2011 / 17:24:45 PST