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Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

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Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry.... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
John Andrew MacDonald / Erik Kessler
George Brent ...
Lawrence Hamilton
Lucile Watson ...
Aunt Jessica Hamilton (as Lucille Watson)
Drew Hamilton
Margaret Ludwig
Dr. Ludwig
Sonny Howe ...
Brian Hamilton
Joyce Mackenzie ...
Cherry Davis (as Joyce MacKenzie)


Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry. John returns 20 years later, disfigured, with a new identity, Erik, and an adopted daughter, Margaret. John/Erik and Elizabeth accidentally meet and he learns that he has a son, Drew. John must then decide whether or not to reveal his true identity. Written by Kelly

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The love story that will live with you today, tomorrow and forever! See more »


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Release Date:

17 April 1946 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Mañana es vivir  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Richard Long's film debut. See more »


Lucile Watson's name is misspelled "Lucille" in the opening credits. See more »


Elizabeth Hamilton: Won't you tell me the truth?
John Andrew MacDonald: This is the truth. If you want to stop living in the present you can reach into the past but you'll never get back what you lost. You only lose what you have.
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Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »


Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when John tells Elizabeth he must leave and often throughout the picture
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A beautiful movie!

"Tomorrow Is Forever" is a great movie. I think Claudette Colbert and Orson Welles are great together. And even though Orson Welles rarely played the romantic lead, he's wonderful. I cried during most of the movie the first time I saw it. There are also wonderful performances by George Brent and young Natalie Wood. "Tomorrow Is Forever" is a movie you need to see at least once! It's great!

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