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- kevin sellers
Sirk threw me a curveball. Apparently "Tomorrow" was made AFTER "All That Heaven Allows," not before, as I erroneously stated in my previous review. I simply assumed that, since "Tomorrow" was in black and white, like most early Sirk films, and since it was not as flamboyantly romantic as "Heaven" on its surface, that it must have preceded it. And you know what they say about assuming. So I guess that you'd have to call "Tomorrow" a companion piece to "Heaven" rather than a warm up, as I wrote earlier. Still, a very good film, though, and I think I'm gonna upgrade it to a B plus. (Still too much on the nose, declamatory dialogue between the two leads for an A, in my opinion. Sirk was often dependent on his screenwriters and Bernard Schoenfeld is just not as good as Peg Fenwick. At least not in this comparison)
there's always tomorrow
- kevin sellers
Most of the reviewers see this film as having a "pro marriage and family" message. I'm not so sure. As Ben Mankewiecz insightfully noted, just check out the ending. Fred McMurray's suburban husband stares wistfully at the airplane that's carrying his last chance at romance and excitement away from him and he looks fairly torn apart inside. He then tells his wife that he's "all right," but he certainly doesn't sound like it. And then husband and wife walk arm in arm, and the most obnoxious of their three self centered children says, "What a handsome couple" which is the last line of the film and, considering who mouths it, is meant ironically, in my opinion. Douglas Sirk was never a lover of domestic complacency and in his best film, "All That Heaven Allows," satirized it mercilessly. I see this movie as a warmup to that better one. So while I agree that the scenes between McMurray and Stanwyck get a bit purple at times I feel that "Tomorrow," like most good films, is one that makes you think. So let's give it a B.
What is a classic film?
What makes a film a classic is that we never tire of seeing it. There is something fresh about the film each time we watch it. Part of that freshness comes from the story. These old classics have a well-acted story, yes, with a message. Believe it or not, we are beginning to see some films today with a good story and a message. How refreshing! As good as these films are, those old, wonderful gems from the 30s, 40s, and 50? Still have that special something that keeps folks like me coming back for more over and over again. Keep them coming, TCM. Thank you.
one of those Message Movies
Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Bennett? That sold me right there. But unfortunately, the film plays out predicatably while yet seeming rather phony. The main problem: the young adult characters are not credible and some of the dialogue is preposterous. I note that several prior reviews applaud the film's message, but a good message does not a good film make.
The Main Reason
This film is one of the main reasons I love the old classic movies and TCM, who devotes the time, effort, personnel, and money to show films gems like this one to us. In a little less than an hour and one-half, we get the benefit of a class which teaches us the Real meaning of marriage, which is, Committment; not that in-love feeling which ebbs and flows as emotions do. Marriage is a committment to stick to, and honor the same promises that were made in the marriage ceremony; no matter what! Yes, we get old, maybe fat. Yes, we get our priorities messed up, like in this film. But, we go through the changes, which must come because we are human. If both people have the same committment, the marriage will work. Thank you TCM. Please, please, continue showing this one and others like it.
- Bunny Lake
I agree it is a must see movie for married and those about to take the step to marriage and having a family.
There's Always Tommorrow
This was a very nice movie that most married people with children can learn from. I even learned from this movie, but I wish it had been written so that Marion neglectfulness would have been also revealed to her and not just the children. Sure, the children took their Father (Fred McMurray) for granted, but to me they were just being typical teenagers. In my opinions Marion neglected him the most by constantly putting the children needs over his. So, what did Marion learn by her husband falling in love with another woman who paid him attention? Nothing, because his unhappiness due to her neglectfulness was not revealed to her, only to the children.
There's Always Tomorrow
- Chandra Myers
This was a wonderful movie that all married persons should see. Would be nice if someone would make a updated version with keeping the intregrity of the story.
you can make a difference!!
a man was walking down a deserted Mexican beach.he noticed another man who kept leaning down,picking something up and throwing it in the sea.as the man approached nearer he noticed that the man was picking up the starfishes that had been washed by the beach.The man asked"there are thousands of starfishes you cant possibly get to all of them.The other man smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish and said"MADE A DIFFERENCE TO THIS ONE"!!
There's Always Tomorrow (1956)
- Jay Higgins
Wonderful classic, beautifully acted by all, especially Barbara Stanwyck. She is always good and she has never made a bad film. Engrossing melodrama, well made.