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Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 April 1946 (Mexico)
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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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John Andrew MacDonald / Erik Kessler
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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. 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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17 April 1946 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Mañana es vivir  »

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Trivia

Richard Long's first feature film. See more »

Goofs

Elizabeth left her home in December, 1918 and returned in December, 1939. She told Mr. Kessler she had not been back since she left "19 years ago." It was 21 years ago. See more »

Quotes

John Andrew MacDonald: Miss me, but don't be afraid.
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Nicely Turned Melo
7 September 2004 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Take a journey back to the mid-40s and enjoy this weepie about lost love and balancing pleasant memories against present endowments.

Colbert's character must wrestle with what she "lost" twenty years ago and what treasures she now has. Welles' character is there to assist in her deliberations, while Brent offers a conciliatory bridge between what was and is now.

The casting couldn't be bettered: what a treat to see Colbert and Welles working together. This provided Orson with one of his most sensitive roles, and he plays it with great compassion. Colbert and Brent are both excellent, and young Natalie Wood offers a most impressive performance as a war refugee. Richard Long is likewise fine as an idealistic young man wanting to do his part to make this a better world.

Max Steiner's score is unusually rich, complete with high voices mixed with strings, and a romantic main theme highlighting the essence of this sentimental script.

Irving Pitchel's direction is on target for this emotional material. Very beautifully rendered.


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