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Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 17 April 1946 (Mexico)
Elizabeth and John say goodbye as John leaves to go to war. When World War I ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they ... See full summary »

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

Elizabeth and John say goodbye as John leaves to go to war. When World War I 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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Drama | Romance | War

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17 April 1946 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Mañana es vivir  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Richard Long's film debut. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
From "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played when Elizabeth is looking through the photo album
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Watching Greatness
28 April 2008 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

I tried to see this film before because I remember the very beginning, but I guess I was interrupted. This time I saw it through and realized I was watching greatness. This film has outstanding dialog and a very nuanced script. Oh if people today could only write like that....it is no wonder I watch old movies. This film is a clinic on dialog.

The acting was great across the board but the direction, story, script and casting were especially good. It was a tightly woven story and an unusual one at that.

Wells put in his best performance. Could it have been better, maybe but the way he delivered those heart rending lines...........well maybe it couldn't have been much better. His deep rich voice together with the tenderness, wisdom, and compassion. Well it doesn't get much better. People who didn't appreciate that have not actually experienced life yet. Do not miss this when it comes around again, I know I won't.

How good was it? Well this is the first time I felt compelled to comment on any films here.


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