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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:
Martha Beesley
Hank Beesley (as Henry Morgan)
Jake Beesley
Margie Beesley
Charlie Beesley
Billy Beesley
Alice Beesley
Doreen McCann ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mrs. Beesley


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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Release Date:

2 March 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All Brides Are Beautiful  »

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Sound Mix:

(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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A great WWII movie
24 January 2002 | by 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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