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And Now Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 18 May 1945 (Mexico)
A wealthy woman who lost her hearing to meningitis meets a doctor who is concocting a serum that will cure deafness.


Irving Pichel


Frank Partos (screen play), Raymond Chandler (screen play) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Doctor Merek Vance
Loretta Young ... Emily Blair
Susan Hayward ... Janice Blair
Barry Sullivan ... Jeff Stoddard
Beulah Bondi ... Aunt Em
Cecil Kellaway ... Doctor Weeks
Grant Mitchell ... Uncle Wallace
Helen Mack ... Angeletta Gallo


Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ? Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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"SOME DAY I'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE, BABE"! (print ad - Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Lindsey Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - April 8. 1945 - all caps) See more »


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 21, 1945 with Alan Ladd and Loretta Young reprising their film roles. See more »


Doctor Weeks: Here... all you have here my boy is a rusty old country doctor, a rusty laboratory and... Emily Blair.
Doctor Merek Vance: Why don't you say what you mean, Doctor?
Doctor Weeks: Do I have to?
Doctor Merek Vance: No... I guess you don't.
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Sure, it's got a few problems and clichés...but it's still a marvelous movie.
27 September 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

meningitis several years before--learned to read lips awfully fast but she was speaking...easier lipreading NOT that accurate didn't' ask people to say things twice disdain for Blairs

I have a different insight into this film than most viewers since I am the father of a deaf daughter. So, I realized there were a few mistakes...but they certainly won't bother the average viewer. So, when I laugh when I see a woman learn to PERFECTLY speech read (the newer term for lip reading)...as almost no one can do it like the character does in this movie and most other films featuring deaf folks. No, deaf people cannot magically and perfectly understand folks by watching their lips...just like blind people cannot read with their fingers like Daredevil!

When the story begins, Emily Blair (Loretta Young) is seeing yet another specialist who informs her they cannot cure her deafness. You see, she recently lost her hearing due to meningitis (and learned to read lips almost INSTANTLY). However, a very grouchy young doctor, Dr. Vance (Alan Ladd) MIGHT be able to help her. So she puts her life into his hands...which is tough since he HATES the Blair family and has a hard time separating that from Emily.

At the same time, Emily's fiancée (Barry Sullivan) is waiting and waiting...two years. And, not surprisingly, he's tired of waiting and has fallen in love with Emily's sister (Susan Hayward). But, because he wants to be a good and faithful guy he STILL plans to marry Emily...but his heart certainly isn't in it!

So what's to become of all this melodrama? See the film...you'll enjoy it. Overall, it well acted though I WISH they had Ladd play someone who WASN'T grouchy as he played a grouch in MOST of his films!! Still, despite this, Young and the rest are quite good and the film a nice date night film...provided your date likes old films. If she doesn't...dump her (I am kidding).

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Release Date:

18 May 1945 (Mexico) See more »

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Prisoners of Hope See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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