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Annemarie Selinko (novel) &
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23 February 1939 (Netherlands) See more »
Willy Verhulst's life isn't easy. She's struggling at school, her father suddenly dies and she can't find a job. She doesn't lose her optimism though. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Lily Bouwmeester ... Willy Verhulst
Nico De Jong ... Frits Verhulst
Paul Steenbergen ... Alfred Herder
Theo Frenkel Jr. ... Hans Daldrop (as Theo Frenkel)
Chris Baay ... Bob
Louis Gimberg ... De Raadt
Guus Weitzel ... Omroeper
Kommer Kleijn ... Regisseur radio-omroep
Bob De Lange ... Kamphuis
J.J.M. Liesting ... Chef boekhouding (as J. Liesting)
Anton Roemer ... Gymnastiek-leraar
Ko Arnoldi ... Examinator
Fie Kohler ... Jutte Balman
Adr. Van Der Horst (as Adr. V.D. Horst)
Joke Bosch ... Mies Tuinders (as Joke Busch)
Mien Duymaer Van Twist ... Tante Paula
Lau Ezerman
Peronne Hosang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaf Bouber
Cor Dommelshuizen (as Corn. Dommelshuizen)
Piet Köhler
Jo Vischer Sr. (as Johan Visscher)
Jacques de Vos
Sophie Köhler-van Dijk ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Frederic Zelnik 
Writing credits
Annemarie Selinko  novel "Morgen wird alles besser" &
Kees Bruynse  screenplay

As Bruynse  screenplay
Wim Kan  screenplay

Produced by
Rudolf Meyer .... producer
Original Music by
Max Tak 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller (photography)
Frits Meyer (photography)
Paul Dekeukelaire (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Jan Teunissen 
Makeup Department
D.H. Michels .... makeup artist
Art Department
A.H. Wegerif Gzn. .... set designer (as A.H. Wegeriff)
Sound Department
I.J. Citroen .... sound

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Also Known As:
"Morgen gaat 't beter!" - Netherlands (original title)
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Netherlands:101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Keep up the spirits, it's crisis, 11 December 2006
Author: Chris Breman from Schiedam, Netherlands

An interesting film with a rather thin storyline, about a not too smart schoolgirl who has to provide for herself. She struggles through her exams and starts looking for a job. The acting seems overdone and full of mannerisms, but that is my feeling today in 2006. I've seen people who were young in 1939, and some of them show the same mannerisms, so probably it was normal behaviour in 1939 to be tense, to allow people to snap at you or to submit to class distinction and sexism. The film is full of things that are thoroughly outdated, and very interesting because of that. The story gets more depth when you realize that the background is the despair people felt in the nineteen thirties-crisis. There was no help if you couldn't help yourself. Many people lived in extreme poverty and died early because of harsh living conditions. On top of that there was war looming large. The despair comes out in the worked-up jollity, and the frantic singing of the title song, Tomorrow will be better! sounds like a mantra.

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