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From This Day Forward (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 2 March 1946 (USA)
Incidents of a marriage are recalled in flashback.



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Complete credited cast:
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Hank Beesley (as Henry Morgan)
Jake Beesley
Margie Beesley
Renny McEvoy ...
Charlie Beesley
Billy Beesley
Alice Beesley
Queenie Smith ...
Mrs. Beesley
Doreen McCann ...
Barbara Beesley
Bill Cummings


In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Romance | War


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2 March 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All Brides Are Beautiful  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »


Bill Cummings: You'll make a beautiful bride.
Susan: All brides are beautiful...
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Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »


Lyrics by Mort Greene
Music by Leigh Harline
Sung by Doreen Tryden (uncredited)
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Great period piece
21 June 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

A little-known slice of life from the postwar era. Mark Stevens plays a war veteran who is having problems adjusting to his return to civilian life. Set in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, with some pivotal scenes on a footbridge to Manhattan. Not filmed there, of course, but the movie has realistic touches. Not so real is the leading lady (Joan Fontaine is no Bronx housewife) and the characters are ridiculously de-ethnicized. But the movie is genuinely touching and is a kind of time capsule of the sentiments of its era.

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