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      Tomorrow Is Forever

      Released Feb 20, 1946 1h 45m Drama List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 83% Audience Score 250+ Ratings In 1918, Elizabeth MacDonald (Claudette Colbert) learns with shock that her husband, John Andrew (Orson Welles), has been killed in the war. Elizabeth bears John's son and eventually marries her kindly boss. Unknown to her, John has survived but is horribly disfigured and remains in Europe. Years later, on the eve of World War II, Elizabeth refuses to agree to her son's request to enlist and is stunned when an eerily familiar stranger named Kessler arrives from abroad and becomes involved. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Critics Reviews

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      Variety Staff Variety First half of the film goes from one heart-shaking sequence to another but, unfortunately Lenore Coffee in her screenplay has been unable to build to great climaxes. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times Tomorrow seems forever coming after an hour and a half of what goes on. Mar 25, 2006 Full Review Fannie Hurst Modern Screen Tomorrow Is Forever has what it takes for box office allure, from the moment the potential customer reads the come-hither advertising in the lobby. Jun 15, 2023 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 23, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A weepie family drama tailor-made for Douglas Sirk that is ably but too rationally directed by Irving Pichel. Rated: B Apr 1, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Martin B That's why I don't like post war, 40's era movies. My Lord that was so hyperbolically melodramatic. Love, home life, the ravages of war and the tortured decision that had to me made.all so completely over the top. Brent and Colbert played their one character actor part. Seeing a young Gig Young and Natalie Wood was interesting. What makes this move a must watch is Orson Welles showing why he is the master actor. A little over the top but watching him work his magic was spell binding. Any less a performance and this would have been a sappy failure. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review Steve D The actors try their best but the story is ridiculous. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review harwee h Overacted and overworked where a good story that is already there but not allowed to be what it is, and so was instead punctuated nearly every scene with overly emotive performances, distracting soundtrack, and bad makeup (in the case of Welles). A curio watch for being Natalie Wood's earlier film where she plays as a young girl under Welle's guardianship, and for the handsome Richard Long's first role. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Anabel G This is one of the best films I have ever watched. Every moment is real (in spite of some rather fortunate coincidences). Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert are exceptional as the blighted lovers. Natalie Wood, at 7, is incredible as a young Austrian Orphan adopted by McDonald/Kessler, the Orson Welles character. The surprising thing, to me, is that some of these actors seem to have never realized their full potential in the very shallow productions of the fifties and sixties. Particularly Richard Long and Sonny Howe who play the Hamilton sons. How much of the excellence of this film rests on the shoulders of the director, Irving Pichel or Orson Welles, one of the finest directors of the 20th century, is impossible to tell. But it is pretty close to perfect; the pacing excellent, the story moves along smoothly, a wonderful cinematic experience! Then there is the dearth of awards; granted, the competition that year was wicked! The Yearling; Best Years of Our Lives..., and more. And, the war being over, audiences were, I think, simply eager to move on. Definitely a must see; particularly for any Orson Welles fan. His performance is a wonder! Watch his eyes in the key scenes; the depth of emotion is breathtaking! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/24/22 Full Review Luca D The movie has a great plot, but I feel as if the writing didn't quite match the greatness. Many scenes were well acted, but then others were poorly acted. The movie overall has some great messages I just feel as if the execution was botched. This movie had potential to be really good but it just doesn't feel %100. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/17/22 Full Review Audience Member This existential drama strikes all the right notes - albeit a bit overly melodramatic. Watch for Natalie Wood's outstanding performance, listen for Max Steiner's moving score and know that that this is an overlooked gem. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In 1918, Elizabeth MacDonald (Claudette Colbert) learns with shock that her husband, John Andrew (Orson Welles), has been killed in the war. Elizabeth bears John's son and eventually marries her kindly boss. Unknown to her, John has survived but is horribly disfigured and remains in Europe. Years later, on the eve of World War II, Elizabeth refuses to agree to her son's request to enlist and is stunned when an eerily familiar stranger named Kessler arrives from abroad and becomes involved.
      Director
      Irving Pichel
      Producer
      David Lewis
      Screenwriter
      Gwen Bristow, Lenore J. Coffee
      Distributor
      Independent Releasing Organization [us]
      Production Co
      International Pictures Inc. [us]
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 20, 1946, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 12, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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