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Till the End of Time (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 1946 (UK)
Drama about former WW2 Marines readjusting to civilian life and dealing with their mental and physical traumas.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Allen Rivkin (screenplay), Niven Busch (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy McGuire ... Pat Ruscomb
Guy Madison ... Cliff Harper
Robert Mitchum ... William Tabeshaw
Bill Williams ... Perry Kincheloe
Tom Tully ... C.W. Harper
William Gargan ... Sgt. Gunny Watrous
Jean Porter ... Helen Ingersoll
Johnny Sands ... Tommy
Loren Tindall ... Pinky
Ruth Nelson ... Amy Harper
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Kincheloe
Harry von Zell ... Scuffy (as Harry Von Zell)
Richard Benedict ... The Boy From Idaho
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Storyline

Three former Marines have a hard time readjusting to civilian life. Perry can't deal with the loss of the use of his legs. William is in trouble with bad debts. And Cliff can't decide what he wants to do with his life, although he gets encouragement from war widow Pat Ruscomb. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Here is the "at home" story of your fighting men ... and the loves that spur them on ! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

They Dream of Home See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a hit at the box office, earning RKO a profit of $490,000 ($6.9M in 2019) according to studio records. See more »

Quotes

Cliff Harper: We parted company when he was dumb enough to get shot!
William Tabeshaw: Why don't you own up,Harper? I was a big hero and you were a coward!
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Soundtracks

Till the End of Time
by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman, based on Chopin's "Polonaise"
Music by Frédéric Chopin (uncredited)
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Good soap opera.
6 February 2000 | by Cajun-4See all my reviews

I picked this up for $5 at a sale just because it had Robert Mitchum's name on the credits. Mitchum's role is secondary but I found I enjoyed the movie rather more than I thought I would.

I understand it was released the same year as THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES and was rather over shadowed by that more expensive production.

The theme is dated, servicemen adjusting to civilian life after WW2, it is basically a soap opera but it very well handled by director Edward Dmytryk. Chopin's music is cleverly interwoven throughout, as background music, as a popular song with lyrics added heard over the radio and even jazzed up in a barroom sequence.

Performances are good. Guy Madison is no great shakes as an actor but he looks the part, give an honest performance and doesn't bump into the furniture. Dorothy Mcguire has always been a favorite of mine. Usually she played dowdy housewives but she had a neat figure and to me she had a down to earth sex appeal.

Well worth seeing.


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