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Tomorrow Is Another Day
     

Tomorrow Is Another Day

Director: Felix E. Feist,

Cast: Felix E. Feist, Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran, Lurene Tuttle

 
When Margaret Mitchell originally submitted her manuscript for Gone with the Wind, its title was Tomorrow Is Another Day. The 1951 film of that title has nothing to do with Gone with the Wind, as will be obvious before the credits fade. Steve Cochran plays an ex-convict who thinks he killed a man. He takes it on the lam with Ruth Roman, a taxi

Overview

When Margaret Mitchell originally submitted her manuscript for Gone with the Wind, its title was Tomorrow Is Another Day. The 1951 film of that title has nothing to do with Gone with the Wind, as will be obvious before the credits fade. Steve Cochran plays an ex-convict who thinks he killed a man. He takes it on the lam with Ruth Roman, a taxi dancer whose boyfriend is the supposed murder victim. Cochran is careful to marry Roman before transporting her across state lines; she doesn't really love him, but anything is better than her present lifestyle. Both husband and wife head for California, hoping to bury their past and start life clean, but society just won't let them. From the looks of things, Tomorrow Is Another Day might well have originally been intended for John Garfield, who died in 1951.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Tomorrow Is Another Day is a little-known noir film that doesn't quite play by the rules -- which fact works both to its advantage and disadvantage. Tomorrow starts out as hard-bitten and cynical as any noir fan could wish, but midway through, true love rears its head and cynicism melts into sentimentality. This by itself is somewhat fascinating, as most films in this genre start tough and stay that way. Unfortunately, Tomorrow's change of heart (and tone) isn't convincing; it comes across as sappy and melodramatic rather than real. The ending in particular feels forced and contrived. Still, there's enough of interest in Tomorrow's story that it manages to hold viewer interest. Credit director Felix E. Feist for keeping the melodrama at much as bay as possible and for emphasizing the assets of the work. He gets a very good assist from Robert Burks' evocative cinematography. In the key role of Bill Clark, Steve Cochran is surprisingly good. He doesn't have the depth and range that would make this a great performance, but he very effectively portrays a man who has literally grown up in jail and who therefore finds the outside world alluring but alien and hard to grasp. Even better is Ruth Roman, who makes even her character's wilder transitions believable -- and who certainly knows how to sling a sharp line of dialogue across the screen.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2010
UPC:
0883316271940
Original Release:
1951
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
33,542

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ruth Roman Catherine
Steve Cochran Bill Clark
Lurene Tuttle Mrs. Dawson
Ray Teal Mr. Dawson
Morris Ankrum Hugh Wagner
John Kellogg Monroe
Lee Patrick Janet Higgins
Hugh Sanders Conover
Stuart Randall Frank Higgins
Bobby Hyatt Johnny
Harry Antrim Warden
Walter Sande Sheriff

Technical Credits
Felix E. Feist Director
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Henry Blanke Producer
Robert Burks Cinematographer
Charles H. Clarke Art Director
Art Cohn Screenwriter
Alan Crosland Editor
Guy Endore Screenwriter
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision

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