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Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)

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A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Catherine 'Cay' Higgins
Steve Cochran ...
Bill Clark / Mike Lewis
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Stella Dawson
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Henry Dawson
Morris Ankrum ...
Hugh Wagner
John Kellogg ...
Dan Monroe
Lee Patrick ...
Janet Higgins
Hugh Sanders ...
Detective Lt. George Conover
Stuart Randall ...
Frank Higgins
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Johnny Dawson (as Bobby Hyatt)
Harry Antrim ...
Prison Warden
Walter Sande ...
Sheriff
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Gene Roth ...
Jim, Foreman (scenes deleted)
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A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, and when her protector is accidentally killed, they go on the lam together, getting jobs as farm labourers. But some fellow workers get wise to them. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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22 September 1951 (USA)  »

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The warden hands Bill Clark a dime for streetcar fare, noting the price has gone up from a nickle during the time he was in prison. But instead of a trolley Clark boards a municipal bus. See more »

Quotes

Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: You worked a whole day just to dance a minute at Dream Land?
Bill Clark: It was worth it.
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I Cover the Waterfront
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Music by Johnny Green
Played by the band at Play Land
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Soft-boiled noir
7 March 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The title sounds like a soap opera, and it kinda is, with some noirish touches. The first 30 minutes are familiar fare to any noir fan: ex-convict has troubles finding his way on the outside, meets a scheming blonde who only thinks of looking after Number One. At her place they run into her beau, who's none too pleased. Fists fly, and soon enough a shot is fired,hitting the boyfriend. We know it's the dame that did it, but since the ex-con was knocked out before the gun went off he doesn't know he's innocent. She doesn't clear things up for him, for obvious reasons. Fearing the worst, they hit the road together. From then on the melodrama takes over: she washes the bleach out of her hair, and becomes a reformed woman almost instantly. Love starts to bloom and they throw in their lot together. Will they ever find true happiness? At this point the movie lover who likes his noir hard-boiled might as well switch off. Those who sit out the rest of the movie either learn to care for the star-crossed couple or will feel cheated out of a good chase movie. I'm sort of on the fence about this one; both leads are engaging enough, but the story could have used more grit. Noir fans should try this one out, it has enough going for it, but be warned: Bonny And Clyde it ain't.


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