And Now Tomorrow

And Now Tomorrow

Director: Irving Pichel, Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, Susan Hayward

Cast: Irving Pichel, Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, Susan Hayward

     
 
In this melodrama, a doctor returns to his home town to set out his shingle. He was born on the poor side of town and so has had a life-long anger towards the town's wealthiest family. When the daughter of this family comes in for treatment, he finds himself faced with a dilemma. A bout with meningitis has left her deaf. He has a new drug that can cure deafness. Will

Overview

In this melodrama, a doctor returns to his home town to set out his shingle. He was born on the poor side of town and so has had a life-long anger towards the town's wealthiest family. When the daughter of this family comes in for treatment, he finds himself faced with a dilemma. A bout with meningitis has left her deaf. He has a new drug that can cure deafness. Will he use it, or will he let his anger prevent him from helping her?

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
And Now Tomorrow has one of those titles which practically screams "silver screen soap opera," and that's pretty much what it is. "Soap opera" is a trifle strong, but this is definitely a melodrama, focusing on some overwrought emotional situations, rather than a serious drama that looks at real characters and real situations. It's the kind of film that's easy to take, because it plays up to a viewer's emotions without making any real demands on him. It sets up a situation which, yes, could theoretically actually happen in real life but likely would never happen to anyone watching the picture. There's nothing necessarily wrong with this, but it's the kind of set up that needs to be handled with greater skill and originality than it is given in the Frank Parton screenplay. Irving Pichel's direction also lacks imagination, but it has a professional sheen which is not unappealing; certainly Pichel knows how to frame his story and, more importantly, how to present his stars in a good light. And it's the cast that really makes Tomorrow worth watching. Loretta Young gets to be luminous and nobly tragic, yet with fire and spirit, and Alan Ladd gets to truck in his trademark masculinity mixed with petulance. Best of all, one gets to watch Susan Hayward doing her best to steal the spotlight from Young, and to enjoy a gifted supporting cast that includes Beulah Bondi, Cecil Kellaway and Barry Sullivan.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2016
UPC:
0025192313349
Original Release:
1944
Source:
Universal Mod
Sales rank:
7,170

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Loretta Young Emily Blair
Alan Ladd Dr. Merek Vance
Susan Hayward Janice Blair
Barry Sullivan Jeff Stoddard
Beulah Bondi Aunt Em
Cecil Kellaway Dr. Weeks
Helen Mack Angeletta Gallo
Anthony Caruso Peter Gallo
Grant Mitchell Uncle Wallace
Jonathan Hale Dr. Sloance
George Carleton Meeker
Connie Leon Hester
Conrad Binyon Bobby
Ann Carter Emily, age 7
Elinor Donahue Janice, age 4
Constance Purdy Carrie
Merrill Rodin Dr. Vance, age 12
Minerva Urecal Patient
Darryl Hickman Joe
Leo Bulgakov Jan Vankovitch
Mae Clarke Actor
Alec Craig Actor

Technical Credits
Irving Pichel Director
Raymond Chandler Screenwriter
Hans Dreier Art Director
Farciot Edouart Cinematographer
Daniel L. Fapp Cinematographer
Earl S. Hayman Sound/Sound Designer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Ted Von Hemert Set Decoration/Design
Fred Kohlmar Producer
Duncan Mansfield Editor
Joel Moss Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Partos Screenwriter
Frank Patton Screenwriter
Hal Pereira Art Director
Wally Westmore Makeup
Victor Young Score Composer

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