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Make Way for Tomorrow ()


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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

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Lucy Cooper
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Barkley Cooper
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Anita Cooper
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George Cooper
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Harvey Chase
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Rhoda Cooper
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Max Rubens
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Cora Payne
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Nellie Chase
Ray Mayer ...
Robert Cooper
Ralph Remley ...
Bill Payne
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Mamie
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Doctor
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Carlton Gorman
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Mr. Hunter (uncredited)
Jeanne Beeks ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
William Begg ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Mrs. Sarah Rubens (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Man at Employment Agency (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Movie Theatre Doorman (uncredited)
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Usherette (uncredited)
Bobby Caldwell ...
Grandson (uncredited)
Avril Cameron ...
Mrs. McKenzie (uncredited)
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Customer (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Hotel Dining Room Guest (uncredited)
Helen Davis ...
Sibling (uncredited)
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Family Member (uncredited)
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Bridge Player (uncredited)
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Usherette (uncredited)
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Mr. Dale (uncredited)
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Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Hotel Dining Room Guest (uncredited)
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Ed Weldon - Auto Salesman (uncredited)
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Bridge Player (uncredited)
Alice Keating ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Business Man (uncredited)
Dorothy Lloyd ...
Bird Imitator (uncredited)
Nick Lukats ...
Boy Friend (uncredited)
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Passerby / Man in Overcoat / Carpet Sweeper (uncredited)
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Head Usherette (uncredited)
Don McKinney ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Lee Millar ...
Animal and Bird Imitator (uncredited)
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Letter Carrier (uncredited)
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Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Joseph North ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
John Preston ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Guest in Vogard Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Louise Seidel ...
Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
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Business Man (uncredited)
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Mr. Horton - Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Bernard Suss ...
Bridge Player (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Bridge Player (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Gloria Williams ...
Bridge Player (uncredited)
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Drinker at Hotel Cocktail Bar (uncredited)

Directed by

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Leo McCarey

Written by

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Viña Delmar ... (screen play)
 
Josephine Lawrence ... (based on a novel by)
 
Helen Leary ... (play) and
Nolan Leary ... (play)
 
Leo Robin ... (poem: "Are You Afraid") (uncredited)

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Leo McCarey ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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George Antheil
Victor Young

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William C. Mellor ... (photographed by)

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LeRoy Stone ... (edited by)

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Hans Dreier
Bernard Herzbrun

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A.E. Freudeman ... (interior decorations)

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Don Johnson ... sound recordist
Walter Oberst ... sound recordist

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Gordon Jennings ... special photographic effects

Music Department

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Boris Morros ... musical director

Additional Crew

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Adolph Zukor ... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

At a family reunion, the Cooper clan find that their parents' home is being foreclosed. "Temporarily," Ma moves in with son George's family, Pa with daughter Cora. But the parents are like sand in the gears of their middle-aged children's well regulated households. Can the old folks take matters into their own hands? Written by Rod Crawford

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Taglines A Human Story of Domestic Affairs! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Years Are So Long (United States)
  • Au crépuscule de la vie (France)
  • Place aux jeunes (France)
  • Dejad paso al mañana (Spain)
  • A Cruz dos Anos (Brazil)
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  • 91 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia When Leo McCarey received his 1938 Best Director Oscar for The Awful Truth (1937), he reportedly said that he got it for the wrong film, a clear reference to his fondness for this film. See more »
Goofs Nellie's arm jumps from her ear to her lap when she says, "I'll have to talk to Harvey about it." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today (2010). See more »
Soundtracks When a St. Louis Woman Comes Down to New Orleans See more »
Quotes Rhoda Cooper: Why don't you face facts, Grandma?
Lucy Cooper: Oh, Rhoda!
[Pats her hand]
Lucy Cooper: When you're seventeen and the world's beautiful, facing facts is just as slick fun as dancing or going to partis, but when you're seventy... well, you don't care about dancing, you don't think about parties anymore, and about the only fun you have left is pretending that there ain't any facts to face, so would you mind if I just went on pretending?
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