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There's Always Tomorrow (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 16 March 1956 (UK)
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by by his wife and children, he begins to rekindle a past love when a former employee comes back into his life.

Director:

Douglas Sirk

Writers:

Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay), Ursula Parrott (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Norma Miller Vale
Fred MacMurray ... Clifford Groves
Joan Bennett ... Marion Groves
William Reynolds ... Vinnie Groves
Pat Crowley ... Ann
Gigi Perreau ... Ellen Groves
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Rogers
Race Gentry ... Bob
Myrna Hansen Myrna Hansen ... Ruth
Judy Nugent ... Frances (Frankie) Groves
Paul Smith ... Bellboy
Helen Kleeb ... Miss Walker
Jane Howard Jane Howard ... Flower Girl
Frances Mercer ... Ruth Doran
Sheila Bromley ... Woman from Pasadena
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Storyline

Clifford Groves, toy manufacturer, is in full charge at the factory but feels left out and taken for granted by his wife and children at home. Alone and depressed, he meets old flame Norma, and one thing leads to another. While their relationship is still fairly innocent, his son Vinnie sees them together and suspects the worst. It's time for tortured souls behind rain-streaming windows... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Es gibt immer ein Morgen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although Gigi Perreau was cast as the older sister, Judy Nugent, who was cast as the younger sister, was in fact 1 year older then her. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Cliff bumps the toy robot on the table, starting it walking towards the camera and he walks back to the shop window. The camera starts tracking forward and as the toy robot is walking forwards out of the shot, bottom left, the shadow of the camera falls across the toy robot. See more »

Quotes

Opening title: [Opening title] Once upon a time in sunny California...
[Cut to downpour]
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Connections

Version of There's Always Tomorrow (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Played on one of the toys and heard as a theme throughout the film
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An outstanding hidden treasure waiting to be rediscovered.
21 January 1999 | by SavorSee all my reviews

This film is one of the great Hollywood films yet so few have ever heard of. Not only does it rate with Douglas Sirk's better known films ("Magnificent Obsession," "All that Heaven Allows," and "Imitation of Life), but is as much a devastating a critique of the American Dream as other fifties movies like "Bigger Than Life." And unlike many melodramas which center on the emotional isolation and turmoil of the central female character, this one analyzes the pain of the main male figure (Fred MacMurray). The film's acting, direction, and script have a precision so well thought out that the effect--both at any given moment and overall --is absolutely astonishing. An incredible film crying out to be rediscovered.


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