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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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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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Mrs. Rogers
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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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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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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Stanwyck and MacMurray together again....
9 October 1999 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

In this Douglas Sirk-directed sudser, Fred MacMurray plays a toy manufactorer who becomes tired of his routine homelife and falls into the waiting arms of Stanwyck, his lover from 20 years earlier. MacMurray's son (William Reynolds) eventually becomes suspicious of his dad's whereabouts and snoops around to find out exactly what is going on. And MacMurray's unintentionally neglectful wife (Joan Bennett) is completely oblivious to her husband's attraction to Stanwyck, as the flashy New York City designer.

"There's Always Tomorrow" is an interesting film in that it examines the dark-side of the 1950s nuclear family....something that Sirk had always been interested in. Stanwyck and MacMurray have an undeniable chemistry that is given new life after their 1946 classic "Double Indemnity". The performances shine, and many of the scenes are given classic Sirk touches (such as the reflection of the rain streaming down the window on Stanwyck's face, after her showdown with MacMurray's children). However, this movie adds nothing new to the routine formula, of the tempting female disrupting the lives of a happy family. Good overall, but it lacks a certain punch.


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