Retired actor Jack Holt is raising Christmas trees for sale at a cost which permits every family to have one. A commercial tree company tries to drive Holt out of business. Roy saves the day, of course.
A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After ... See full summary »
Melton, Chadwick and O'Brien, rich but lonely heads of an engineering firm, invite three strangers to dinner on Christmas Eve. Only two show up, James and Jean, they fall in love and become friends with their three benefactors...until the latter are killed in a plane crash and come back to their old home as ghosts. In the coming months, true love encounters some rough spots; can ghostly O'Brien help the young folks?Written by
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This film was first telecast in New York 23 December 1946 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5) and in Los Angeles 21 December 1947 on DuMont's KTLA (Channel 5), and has been rebroadcast more times than anyone can count, and probably more times than any other film, on countless stations and cable systems everywhere, usually as a staple of the Holiday Season, both because of its public domain status and its popularity among viewers as a seasonal attraction. In more recent years, It's now been restored and is shown annually on Turner Classic Movies, maintaining a tradition that goes back 70 years. In Baltimore it first aired Wednesday 10 March 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), in Detroit Sunday 9 May 1948 on WWJ (Channel 2), in Atlanta Tuesday 21 December 1948 on WSB (Channel 8), in Chicago Thursday 23 December 1948 on freshly launched WNBQ (Channel 5), in Atlanta Wednesday 21 December 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), in Boston Sunday 25 December 1949 on WNAC (Channel 7), and in Salt Lake City Monday 26 December 1949 on KSL (Channel 5). See more »
[When asked by Michael where she's going after staring to walk down bowling alley after bowling down pins]
"Don't I have to pick up the bottles?"
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The cast is listed twice in the film's opening credits: once in order of prominence and then in order of appearance. See more »
When shown as a "Nick At Night" movie on the Nickelodeon television channel in the 1980's they altered the order of presentation of the movie's cast and credits. See more »
They say success can come too soon... well, now it's time for this film to gain some fame!
How is it possible that I have never seen (or heard of) this movie before?! Thanks to TCM I was able to check it out and I must say - this should be a holiday tradition, shown on TV as regularly as "It's A Wonderful Life". Although it's not quite up to that level of classic perfection, "Beyond Tomorrow" gives one a similarly uplifting feeling. The ending makes you feel glad to be alive...and less afraid of death.
I won't give away the story - just watch. Some may say it's naive and sentimental, but I feel sorry for anyone who's such a hard-hearted cynic (and what are you doing watching Christmas movies anyway?) So many movies try to be "heartwarming" and fail, coming off as phoney and emotionally manipulative. It's good to see one as sincere and genuinely moving as this one.
It's a shame the print isn't better quality, despite some recent restoration work. How such a great film could be allowed to deteriorate, I'll never understand. It's especially shameful when you think of how many other, older movies are in better shape. I hope the TCM print gets released on DVD, since it seems to be an improvement over the cheapie DVDs out there. This film deserves to be better known, and should be preserved so that it can be seen...beyond tomorrow.
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