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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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Bill asks Cay if she is going somewhere with the wounded detective. She says, "I'm staying as far away from George Conover as I can". The next scene, Bill notices a newspaper story about the shooting, which reports detective Conover's first name as Harry. See more »

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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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A Little on the Lonely Side
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Written by Frank Weldon, Richard Robertson and James Cavanaugh
Played by the band at Play Land
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Surprisingly alert and moving lovers-on-the-lam story
3 December 2001 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Tomorrow Is Another Day is NOT the sequel to Gone with the Wind but a lovers-on-the-lam story, and a surprisingly alert and moving one as well. For a supposed hack relegated to B-minus features like The Devil Thumbs A Ride, Felix Feist proves adept at filling his work with unexpected, inventive details. Steve Cochran leaves prison after 18 years for killing his brutal father when he was only 13, and now he's still a tentative, gawky pubescent operating inside a man's hulky frame. Lonesome, he visits a 10-cents-a-dance palace and falls for brassy, grasping Ruth Roman. But the sudden shooting of her police-bigwig boyfriend causes the ill-matched couple to hit the road, ending, like the Joads, in a California migrant-worker camp.

Roman's the revelation; in her best-known role, as Farley Granger's fiancee in Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, she was ill- and under-used. Here she modulates persuasively from bottle-blonde taxi dancer to sacrificing wife and mother-to-be (and a brunette, to boot). Cochran's almost as good, waffling between the suspicion of a wounded child and the explosive reactions of an under-socialized male. And the ending, while unconvincing, is nonetheless welcome. Along with They Live By Night and Gun Crazy, Tomorrow Is Another Day displays a redeeming sweetness and warmth that belie its film-noir pedigree.


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