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Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)

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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Catherine 'Cay' Higgins
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Bill Clark / Mike Lewis
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Stella Dawson
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Henry Dawson
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Hugh Wagner
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Dan Monroe
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Janet Higgins
Hugh Sanders ...
Detective Lt. George Conover
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Frank Higgins
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Johnny Dawson (as Bobby Hyatt)
Harry Antrim ...
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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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1.37 : 1
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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: [Bill clumsily dances with Cay] You can't dance. What did you come up here for?
Bill Clark: To meet somebody.
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: [Releasing his clutch] I don't give private lessons.
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Get Happy
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Music by Harold Arlen
Played when Bill gets a new suit
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A Very "A" Class B Movie

"Tomorrow is Another Day" is a B movie; those often looked down upon stepchildren of the Hollywood system peopled with so called second stringers. When a B movie is as good as "Tomorrow is Another Day", one realizes just what an amazing factory Hollywood was in its heyday. Helmed by the not too well known director Felix E. Feist it stars Ruth Roman and Steve Cochran in the leads. They were both dependable performers with a fairly strong screen presence, but here they both turn in compelling performances and indeed carry the film wonderfully. These characters have come from tough backgrounds and as the film progresses we sense them softening as their relationship develops. The transition is subtle and well handled. While the story itself may have its pitfalls, the dialogue is crisp and credible with some of those wonderful noir one liners one comes to expect from such fare. What elevates "Tomorrow is Another Day" so far above its peers is the wonderful work of cameraman Robert Burks. No wonder Burks was often chosen by Hitchcock for his masterly work, ("The Birds" and others.) Despite the modest proportions of this B movie, Burk takes great pains with each shot; selecting interesting and effective angles. It's his work that puts the stamp of class on this movie. While certainly not a classic, the poorly titled "Tomorrow is Another Day" offers a very satisfying movie watching experience.


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