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There's Always Tomorrow (1956)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  February 1956 (USA)
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When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by by his wife and children, he begins to rekindle a past love when a former employee comes back into his life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norma Miller Vale
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Clifford Groves
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Marion Groves
William Reynolds ...
Vinnie Groves
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Ann
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Ellen Groves
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Race Gentry ...
Bob
Myrna Hansen ...
Ruth
Judy Nugent ...
Frances (Frankie) Groves
Paul Smith ...
Bellboy
Helen Kleeb ...
Miss Walker
Jane Howard ...
Flower Girl
Frances Mercer ...
Ruth Doran
Sheila Bromley ...
Woman from Pasadena
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Storyline

Clifford Groves, toy manufacturer, is in full charge at the factory but feels left out and taken for granted by his wife and children at home. Alone and depressed, he meets old flame Norma, and one thing leads to another. While their relationship is still fairly innocent, his son Vinnie sees them together and suspects the worst. It's time for tortured souls behind rain-streaming windows... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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February 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Es gibt immer ein Morgen  »

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Near the end of the film, Cliff bumps the toy robot on the table, starting it walking towards the camera and he walks back to the shop window. The camera starts tracking forward and as the toy robot is walking forwards out of the shot, bottom left, the shadow of the camera falls across the toy robot. See more »

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Opening title: [Opening title] Once upon a time in sunny California...
[Cut to downpour]
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Version of There's Always Tomorrow (1934) See more »

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Blue Moon
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Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Played on one of the toys and heard as a theme throughout the film
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Sirk at his best
30 April 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Sirk aptly deals with basic family values and problems in a critical way, questioning the false appearance of stability and harmony of a typical American home. MacMurray's job in a toy factory provides plenty of interesting metaphors, often visual ones. In one scene Sirk even places 'Rex, the Walkie-Talkie Robot-Man' on the foreground, upstaging MacMurray and forcing a comparison between them. MacMurray's home, under the resemblance of a happy and harmonious family life, really seems like a big doll's house – MacMurray being here a sort of male 'Nora'. The happy ending seems a bit awkward or phony, but it's what audiences were taught to expect back in the 50's; no other ending would have been allowed under the infamous Production Code, then still being enforced.


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