But Crenshaw seems to be one of the nice Republicans
No…no….no!!!! Not another Compassionate Conservative!!! 😀
On another topic, I watched about half of Ronald Colman and Greer Garson in Random Harvest from 1942. I’ve never seen Greer Garson look perkier. She’s a beauty.
Colman plays a British soldier in WWI who has succumbed to his wounds, possibly both physical and mental. He’s in a sanatorium with a complete loss of memory, looking somewhat shellshocked, but otherwise physically fit. He can barely talk.
An elder couple stops by hoping he is their lost son. He’s also hoping to find someone who knows him. He has no memory of who he is. But he is not their son and both parties must go on looking. In a fit of depression, he leaves the sanatorium and goes wandering around London where he wanders into a sympathetic Greer Garson who is a singer in some nightclub. She gets to him talking.
They get together from there (getting married, having a baby), living in a remote country house. One day Colman (a budding writer) receives an offer for a job, so he takes off to the big city. And with the big goodbyes to his family, you know something is going to happen. They do such a wonderful job of telegraphing it. Yes, he’s hit by a truck when crossing the street to enter the offices where his interview would be.
And that’s where I left it last night. It was a good place to leave it and I got disgusted at this really stupid plot point. But Colman is excellent in the role, as is Garson. Not a hell of a lot happens, but Colman plays a very sympathetic character and Garson plays his loyal friend, helping a stranger beyond all reason in a cold world that is in the midsts of destroying itself (although there is hope because the Americans have just joined the effort).
So, a man who has braved combat, braved the depressing confines of a sanitarium, and got back on his feet to win the love of a good woman suddenly can’t even cross the road safely. Eyeroll. But I’ll get over it.