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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful:

Remake of the infinitely superior THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (1932) suffers the comparison.

Author: a_viewer
11 June 2003

Warner Bros. apparently tried to buy up and/or surpress all existing prints of the zingy pre-code classic THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (1932) when they decided to remake it as ONE MORE TOMORROW (1946). ANd no wonder--this turgid remake definitely suffers the comparison. While adding a bit of the Warner Bros. panache and moving a bit more quickly (the earlier version was more faithful to the original stage play, and thus more talky), ONE MORE TOMORROW takes out all the zing, bite, and--most disturbingly--the very real human grappling with opposite desires--that THE ANIMAL KINGDOM managed to transpose so successfully to the screen from Philip Barry's equally successful play. Barry, the author of such gems as HOLIDAY and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, seemed fascinated with the moral dilemmas faced by the rich and the not so rich as they struggle to come to terms with who--and what--is the most important guiding principle in their lives. Unfortunately, the production code forced Warner Bros. to temper the life out of Barry's still timely ideas about the perils of "selling out" in love and business. The result is, sadly, a film that plays as a standard Warner Bros. soaper, with little emotional or mental involvement involved. If you're a fan of stars Smith, Morgan, and Sheridan (who all do the best they can with the material), you'll want to see this one. If you're more interested in the idea behind it, or in Philip Barry, check out the infinitely superior THE ANIMAL KINGDOM--an unjustly forgotten precode classic guaranteed to appeal to heart and mind.

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Give Us One More Tomorrow (1946) ***1/2

9/10
Author: edwagreen from United States
22 July 2006

...And they lived happily ever after. You know this is not the case with Dennis Morgan and Alexis Smith in "One More Tomorrow." Marrying Smith, when Ann Sheridan says no, can only lead to trouble.

We have an impressive cast here. Jack Carson is fabulous in bringing comic relief as the butler. Jane Wyman plays Sheridan's friend and she evokes her usual sympathy when she tells a married Morgan that Sheridan no longer wants to see him.

Smith plays a conniving, vicious woman to the hilt. Morgan is the righteous guy who turns his back on his father's wealth and goes to work for a magazine that will eventually uncover corruption on the part of the father (Thurston Hall's) friends. Smith and father-in-law Hall cook up quite a scheme to keep Morgan from publishing the stories. While it doesn't work, the picture sure does.

Marjorie Gateson briefly appears as Aunt Edna. I thought her part would be much bigger and important but she quickly disappears. Don't let this film pass you by.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Far Better than I Expected

7/10
Author: Jed from Toronto (jed92ca@yahoo.com) from Toronto Ontario
26 December 2007

This film is a lovely find. The story line is not particularly original: selfish-wife-tangles-with-selfless-rival. Ann Sheridan is beautiful and performs wonderfully as the woman who regrets having turned down Dennis Morgan's marriage proposal at the start of the film. Alexis Smith certainly holds her own as the cold, haughty and spoiled woman who stalks and marries the wealthy Dennis Morgan soon after. The story line has Morgan as the publisher of a "liberal" magazine - in the olden days "liberal" had as illustrious a reputation in the U.S. as it continues to maintain in the rest of the world today. Sheridan researches a story involving wartime graft among industrialists which Morgan feels compelled not to publish in his progressive magazine after his wife, anxious to maintain her social standing, lies to him about his own father's involvement and certain prison sentence if the story is exposed. Comic relief in the storyline is provided by Jack Carson as the oft-inebriated pal of Dennis Morgan - who "buttles" for the upper class couple. Well worth a watch!

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

This is a surprisingly good film.

Author: adamj-4
5 September 2003

This was a surprisingly good film. I expected a tear jerker but instead found a pleasent, entertaining story. Although, I must confess what makes the movie so entertaining for me is the role of Jack Carson. Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan made several movies together, and they were never better. I am a big Jack Carson fan. He can play a villain or a buffoon and make the character believable. He usually played, as in this film, second banana to the star of the movie, and like all great second bananas, he steals every scene he's in.

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Remake of the infinitely superior THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (1932) suffers the comparison.

Author: a_viewer
11 June 2003

Warner Bros. apparently tried to buy up and/or surpress all existing prints of the zingy pre-code classic THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (1932) when they decided to remake it as ONE MORE TOMORROW (1946). And no wonder--this turgid remake definitely suffers the comparison. While adding a bit of the Warner Bros. panache and moving a bit more quickly (the earlier version was more faithful to the original stage play, and thus more talky), ONE MORE TOMORROW takes out all the zing, bite, and--most disturbingly--the very real human grappling with opposite desires--that THE ANIMAL KINGDOM managed to transpose so successfully to the screen from Philip Barry's equally successful play. Barry, the author of such gems as HOLIDAY and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, seemed fascinated with the moral dilemmas faced by the rich and the not so rich as they struggle to come to terms with who--and what--is the most important guiding force in their lives. Unfortunately, the production code forced Warner Bros. to temper the life out of Barry's still timely ideas about the perils of "selling out" in love and business. The result is, sadly, a film that plays as a standard Warner Bros. soaper, with little emotional or mental involvement involved. If you're a fan of stars Smith, Morgan, and Sheridan (who all do the best they can with the material), you'll want to see this one. If you're more interested in the idea behind it, or in Philip Barry, check out the infinitely superior THE ANIMAL KINGDOM--an unjustly forgotten precode classic guaranteed to appeal to both the heart and mind.

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Alexis tries...but Ann wins at the end!!!

Author: steveareno from Templeton, CA
2 May 2000

This was a dramatic film that was very excellent,but predictable.With that cast,who cares!!Alexis is money hungry and out to marry Dennis.Dennis is in love with Ann.When Dennis asks Ann to marry him she says....well I won't spoil it.I recommend you see it.It's a great movie worth sitting through. Any Dennis Morgan,Alexis Smith or Ann Sheridan fan should see it.I highly recommend it!

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One of my Favorite 40's films

10/10
Author: rsda0723 from United States
29 April 2015

I always curl up with a good glass of Merlot when I watch this great Warner's comedy-drama. The cast alone is worth opening up the bottle for. Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman, and Jack Carson couldn't be better. Ann still reminds us what a great underused screen miracle she was and Dennis Morgan was so versatile and sturdy as a leading man. Alexis Smith did a bit of a Bette Davis turn in this and was quite good. Wyman and Carson added just the right touch of humor. The title song leaves one longing for a soundtrack release and the Steiner score (though sometimes too comedic) is excellent. A remake of Philip Barry's ANILMAL KINGDOM has nothing to be ashamed about. Love this film and you will too.

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pretty good love triangle...

7/10
Author: ksf-2 from southwest US
23 April 2015

Some great, fun Hollywood stars in this one! Jack Carson, Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman. Keep an eye out for John Loder as "Owen".. who looks and sounds EXACTLY like Laurence Oliver. Who copied who? Tom (Dennis Morgan) needs to choose between Christie (Sheridan) and Cecelia, but "stuff" gets in the way. Jack Carson is along for comic relief. Also watch for Reginal Gardiner.. plays Jim Fisk here. Sheridan and Gardiner will work again together in "The Man WHo Came to Dinner", a better film x 1000. Tom's father, played by Thurston Hall, (was in Topper..) steps in and interferes with the works. Some fast talking. Things move along, kind of. Based on the play "Animal Kingdom". The same guy, Philip Barry, wrote "Philadelphia" and "Holiday", both of which starred Katherine Hepburn, and were HUGE successes. Same fast plot, fast talking, good rapport between the actors. A fun watch, but not quite as solid plot as those two other stories. Directed by Peter Godfrey. Story starts out strong, but kind of loses steam about half-way through. Gets a bit maudlin.

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"You are the laziest liberal I've ever known."

5/10
Author: utgard14 from USA
14 August 2014

Wealthy playboy Dennis Morgan meets and falls for politically-minded Ann Sheridan. When Morgan proposes, she says no because she doesn't believe she will like it in his world or vice-versa. Feeling rejected, Morgan breaks things off and winds up in the clutches of gold digger Alexis Smith. Lame remake of The Animal Kingdom. It's hard to dislike Ann Sheridan but she's such a pill in this that I couldn't care about her character at all. Morgan's not much better. Smith is fine as the villainess. As the friends of Morgan and Sheridan, Jack Carson and Jane Wyman come off as the most likable and authentic people in the movie. Not worth your time unless you're a big fan of the actors and curious about anything they're in. Filmed in 1943 but not released for three years!

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Mediocre

5/10
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA
16 August 2014

Rather turgid mix of comedy, romance and drama. The movie starts off well enough with the addled staff (Gardiner & Abbott) of an iconoclastic magazine. Their eccentric antics suggest a madcap approach is coming up. Trouble is this promising part gives way to overdrawn romantic middle that's sluggishly paced and loosely scripted. Seems Tom has to decide between Cecilia's refined, icy beauty and the head-strong, working class Christie. One thing for sure, the statuesque Smith gets to model high fashions in eye-catching style. Too bad Sheridan's brand of charm is buried beneath a consistently dour demeanor. Final part is an interesting conflict between family loyalty and civic responsibility, when Tom must decide between welfare of his upper-class peers versus that of the general public.

What the movie really needs is sparkle or at least more energy. Instead, events too often plod along in uninspired fashion (director Godfrey) despite an A-list Warner Bros. cast. Jack Carson does supply some spark in a supporting role as an inept butler. But it's all too brief. Still, I suspect it was Morgan and Carson's chemistry that prompted the studio to pair them in a later series of comedies (e.g. Two Guys from Texas, {1948}). Nonetheless, the subtext of class privilege remains an interesting and revealing one-- especially the effort to quash an embarrassing article on war profiteering by pulling strings behind the scenes. That could be a topic plucked from today's list of timely issues, and also one that's too often buried.

All in all, the movie's an interesting but rather flat mix, best viewed for fans of Smith's leggy appeal.

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