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9/10
Give Us One More Tomorrow (1946) ***1/2
edwagreen22 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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7/10
Far Better than I Expected
Jed from Toronto26 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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This is a surprisingly good film.
adamj-45 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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Remake of the infinitely superior THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (1932) suffers the comparison.
a_viewer11 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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Alexis tries...but Ann wins at the end!!!
steveareno2 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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Remake of the infinitely superior THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (1932) suffers the comparison.
a_viewer11 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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5/10
Watchable only for the Warner players...another Philip Barry misfire...
Neil Doyle26 December 2007
Based on a lesser known Philip Barry play called THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, ONE MORE TOMORROW was held back three years by Warner Bros. during the war years (much like DEVOTION and THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS), at a time when the studio had a backlog of films on hand that they were in no hurry to release.

This one is a passable comedy that relies on star talent to make it watchable. ANN SHERIDAN is her usual spunky self as the independent photographer, DENNIS MORGAN is charming as the playboy she spurns, and ALEXIS SMITH does her catty best as "the other woman", while JANE WYMAN and JACK Carson lend some cheerful support.

The dialog strives to be smart and sophisticated. Typical scene: JOHN LODER says to ALEXIS SMITH: "You are the most selfish woman I ever met." She replies coolly: "Thanks for the compliment."

The cast is very good, including THURSTON HALL as Dennis Morgan's wealthy father and everyone handles the material with a deft enough touch. But there's nothing special about the story, another example of Barry's infatuation with telling stories about the idle rich but with less wit than usual.

The pleasure of watching Morgan, Sheridan, Wyman, Carson and Smith at work is the only possible reason for spending time with this light hearted but dull Philip Barry comedy that never really comes to life, not even when REGINALD GARDINER shows up with a discourse on liberal magazines.

Peter Godfrey directs the whole thing in sluggish fashion.
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6/10
Warners film, good basic cast
blanche-212 July 2016
This is a good Warners film with a cast of their second-tier stars: Dennis Morgan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyatt, and Reginald Gardner. It was held for three years before release. Not sure why.

Tom Collier (Morgan) is from a wealthy family but not happy being a playboy or entering the family business. He wants to build something on his own. He purchases a liberal magazine instead.

Money-hungry Cecelia (Smith) has set her cap for Tom. He's in love with the magazine's photographer, Christie (Sheridan), but she shoots him down. Cecelia makes her move, and the two marry.

She's trouble from the beginning as she agrees with Tom's father about keeping the status quo. She certainly doesn't want Tom's best friend (Carson) around, who actually works for them as a butler.

Tom has to make a decision about who he is. One of the reviewers here thought it was unrealistic because Cecelia is a horrible person. Obviously he hasn't been exposed to what I have - and in my own family. Guys like the Tom character are absolute set-ups for these vipers, who will cut them off from their families and make them do things they don't want to do. Frankly they're a dime a dozen - snobby, patrician, and concerned with appearances.

Morgan, Sheridan, Carson, and Wyman as Christie's friend are very likable. We know how this film will end though it does push the envelope of the code.

Life's funny - Carson and Sheridan died in their early fifties, while Wyman and Morgan lived to ripe old ages. Here they're young, attractive, and working very well together. Pleasant film despite that mean Alexis Smith.
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8/10
Quite good....not perfect...but quite good.
MartinHafer30 June 2016
Warner Brothers studio apparently had little confidence in this picture and apparently shelved it for three years before ultimately releasing it. Interesting, as it's one of the better Warner films of the era! I think the studio was uncertain about the film because the film does question conventional morality...even pushing the Production Code about as far as anyone did at the time. The other reason I think they sat on the film is that the movie starred many of the second-tier actors-- Jack Carson, Dennis Morgan, Alexis Smith and Ann Sheridan. Had it starred bigger names, I doubt if it would have sat as long...and I don't think the film would have been quite as good. It's hard to imagine Cagney, Bogart or Bette Davis in this film!

When the film begins, you learn that although Tom Collier (Morgan) is from a very wealthy family, he's not content to live the indolent life of the rich or go into the family business. He wants to make it on his own and soon buys a struggling magazine that is considered liberal and on the fringe. It's NOT what the family wants but his father loves him and doesn't press Tom too often to change jobs. But Cecelia (Smith) has every intention of changing him and making him exactly what sort of rich man she demands. Fortunately, Tom has instead fallen for a less conniving and more loving lady, Christie (Sheridan). But when Sheridan rejects Tom, he is easy pickings for Cecelia and they soon marry. However, problems clearly are looming as she's intent on breaking Tom and Tom is determined to be his own man. What's to become of them?

This is a very good film and brings up some great moral quandaries. However, the movie has one problem...Cecelia is just too obviously a horrible person. Had she been a bit more subtle in her machinations, the film would have been even better. Despite this, the acting is excellent, direction quite good and the story quite original and challenging. Well worth seeing.
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7/10
pretty good love triangle...
ksf-223 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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10/10
One of my Favorite 40's films
rsda072329 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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Mediocre
dougdoepke16 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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"You are the laziest liberal I've ever known."
utgard1414 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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6/10
Movie cars
dhermann1-126 July 2006
Just wondering if anyone noticed the dark Buick convertible driven by the hero in this film. It's not conspicuous. It's a 1941 Buick Super convertible. I'm wondering if it's that same one Gary Grant drove during his 1948 film, Mr Blandings Builds his Dreamhouse. If this was a car on the Warner lot, the it might have gotten into other films, and might have survived to this day in some collectors collection. I'd love to know the story of this car, and its present whereabouts, if it still exists. Very nice car for the time. It's an exceptional car of the era. Buick had the most powerful engines of the day, and this model had a 125 HP engine with dual carburetors, that jazzed up its performance considerably.
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8/10
Is there a ballroom with three balconies in this movie?
flossiebosslady11 June 2005
I'm sure I've seen this picture, but I wondered, does Christie walk into a ballroom, that has three balconies, with white background and gold leaves and trim, and says to someone, "just a minute, I just have to take this picture?" Then she walks past the bar and up the stairs to the top balcony, and takes a picture of the GI's and ladies at the dance? The picture that was taken, I have seen in a book on film-making, and one of ballrooms and balconies. I think my parents met at the ballroom portrayed in the film. I wish TCM would show the movie again soon. I would love to watch it again. If anyone knows if this is the movie for sure, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!
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