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      There's Always Tomorrow

      Released Jan 20, 1956 1h 24m Drama List
      88% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 82% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Feeling neglected by his wife (Joan Bennett) and children, a toy manufacturer (Fred MacMurray) has a fling with an old flame (Barbara Stanwyck). Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Richard Brody New Yorker In contrast to the typical stoic masculinity of fifties Hollywood, this is "A Doll's House" for the sensitive, passionate married man. Aug 16, 2021 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times For Pete's sake, have mercy on Dad -- especially if you are contemplating taking him to see this film. Rated: 2/5 Mar 24, 2007 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia I find its melodrama of guilt, disappointment and unfulfilled love particularly moving, with the pleasurable chemistry provided by Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Nov 13, 2022 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid A full-on masterpiece. Rated: 4/4 Aug 29, 2020 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Expertly photographed by Russell Metty (Touch of Evil, 1958), There's Always Tomorrow is Sirk without the soap. Rated: 4/5 Aug 26, 2020 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a deliberately-paced yet mostly engaging narrative that boasts its fair share of soap opera-friendly plot developments and character revelations... Rated: 3/4 Aug 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Steve D Predictable average melodrama. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/05/23 Full Review william d The movie is a below average melodrama for the first half, but improves markedly in the second half, enough to recommend. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Soap opera deluxe from Douglas Sirk; the predictable plot is given luster by the two stars. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A mature, if rather staid, depiction of mid-life crisis in an idyllic 50's American household. We deserved at least one extra shock of drama, perhaps from the wife whose innocence is the weak element of the film. The feeling of being stifled and the husband's sense of dissatisfaction are not to be misinterpreted as ours. These are all Sirk's ingenius intention. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A clever & important film from the mid 1950's directed by the master of Social Comment & Melodrama Douglas Sirk. The story of a Toy Manufacturer disenchanted by Married & Family Life & old pal comes to town & quickly ignites a new romance. Both Barbara Stanwyck & Fred McMurray are sensational & really have a screen chemistry. This is a courageous film exposing martial issues long before it was commonplace in cinema. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Davis Lean did this 1000 times better in Brief Encounter. Dated . Wife is oblivious to any unpleasantness. Is it believable that she would dismiss her husband's concerns, or her son's strange behaviour with a "What a pleasant evening"? Infuriates me when movies depict intelligent women as incapable of seeing past their noses. The same with Norma saying to Cliff that he has a wonderful life with his family when he is desperately unhappy! The obvious difference between what people say and reality is preposterous. Real communication is lacking between EVERYONE in this movie except the two love-birds Vinnie and Anne. That much incommunication is hard to believe without someone confronting the situation. SPOILER. Norma knew that Cliff's main complaint is that his family is TOO perfect - listen to how polite everyone is to each other. (An atmosphere that Cliff is responsible as anyone for - witness his family dinner scene when Norma visits). Cliff would not have our sympathy if he left Marian. Interesting that Mr and Mrs Groves sleep in a double bed but Hollywood has made sure they have separate mattresses! Was Sirk influenced by Lean? Some effects remind me of him. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Feeling neglected by his wife (Joan Bennett) and children, a toy manufacturer (Fred MacMurray) has a fling with an old flame (Barbara Stanwyck).
      Director
      Douglas Sirk
      Producer
      Ross Hunter
      Production Co
      Universal International Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 20, 1956, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 13, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 24m