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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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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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All Brides Are Beautiful  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 28, 1946 with Joan Fontaine and Mark Stevens reprising their film roles. See more »

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Referenced in Nocturne (1946) See more »

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FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Music by Leigh Harline
Sung by Doreen Tryden
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A great WWII movie
24 January 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Joan Fontaine and Mark Stevens make a wonderful newly-wed couple struggling with the daily ups and downs of life in pre-WWII and at the start of US involvement. Joan Fontaine makes a totally believable young wife who deals with unemployment, poverty, and the struggle to survive in the Bronx. Miss Fontaine, in a break from her shy wife roles, completely captivates the mood of the story and shows her versatility as an actress. She is wonderful in her role. Mark Stevens is wonderful,too,as her husband whose doubts about supporting his wife and his struggle to gain employment are sincerely portrayed. The film is based on a novel "All Brides are Beautiful". This film could have easily become a real "downer" but instead it inspires hope and faith in the human spirit. I highly recommend this film.


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