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If Tomorrow Comes (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | TV Movie 7 December 1971
A white Californian girl and her new Japanese-American husband must keep their recent marriage secret in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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In California, a young Caucasian girl and a Japanese-American boy defy local prejudices and secretly marry--on Dec. 7, 1941, minutes before Pearl Harbor is attacked. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A brilliant film showcasing the talents of Patty Duke and the lesser known, yet equally talented Frank Liu.
7 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with every previously posted comment. The made for TV movies of the early 70's were far superior to anything the networks have aired since. I too recall this movie being airing the week after Brian's Song. Both films made a huge impression on me. Both films found me crying at the end. Both films were worthy of theatrical release and it's truly a shame "If Tomorrow Comes" isn't available on DVD. Patty Duke's talent is well acknowledged and documented. Unfortunately, Frank Liu's really hasn't been. I've never forgotten his performance. I was a teenager in the 70's. I'm also a Caucasian. His charisma was palpable and it's the first time I experienced an attraction to someone outside of my race, which is appropriate in view of the inter-racial theme of this film. Highly recommended.


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