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Tomorrow, the World! (1944)

Approved | | Drama, War | 29 December 1944 (USA)
German boy Emil comes to live with his American uncle who tries to teach the former Hitler Youth to reject Nazism.

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Leslie Fenton

Writers:

James Gow (play), Arnaud d'Usseau (play) (as Armand D'Usseau) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fredric March ... Mike Frame
Betty Field ... Leona Richards
Agnes Moorehead ... Aunt Jessie Frame
Joan Carroll ... Pat Frame
Edit Angold Edit Angold ... Frieda - Frame's Maid
Skip Homeier ... Emil Bruckner (as Skippy Homeier)
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German boy Emil comes to live with his American uncle who tries to teach the former Hitler Youth to reject Nazism.

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

29 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...e domani il mondo See more »

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Runtime:

| (Video-Cinema Films Inc. print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 14 April 1943 and closed 17 June 1944 after 500 performances. The opening night cast included Skip Homeier as Emil and Edit Angold as Frieda, each of whom later reprised their stage roles for the film,, and Ralph Bellamy as Mike Frame, Shirley Booth as Leona Richards and Kathryn Givney as Jessie Frame. Producer Lester Cowan bought the rights to the play for $75,000 plus 25% of the gross, not to exceed $350,000. He wanted to change the title of the movie to "The Intruder," but a poll of exhibitors voted him down. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, Aunt Jessie takes puts two spoonfuls of sugar in her coffee, then puts the spoon down on her saucer. But in the next shot from behind her, she is seen putting a third spoonful of sugar in her coffee, replacing the spoon in the sugar bowl, and picking up another spoon to stir her cup. See more »

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Featured in Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004) See more »

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An Unforgettable Performance
30 March 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

A Nazi youth is taken in by his American uncle and his family.

As a kid, the movie scared the wits out of me. I was about the same age as Homeier, but he was so unlike any kid I'd ever seen, it was like an alien intrusion into familiar surroundings. It's certainly an electrifying performance. His authoritarian side is absolutely convincing, with the best heel-clicking this side of Konrad Veidt.

I suspect there's something of a post-war subtext to the film even though it was made in the war year of 1944. The big question posed by post-war planning and the movie is whether Nazis are reformable. That is, can a democracy succeed in a German nation where the Third Reich has sunk its roots. This was an important political question once it became apparent the Allies would win the war. In the movie, it's a question of whether the thoroughly indoctrinated Emil (Homeier) can be Americanized by the all-American Frame family. If he can't, then symbolically there will be great difficulty in de-Nazifying a post-war Germany. Anyway, I suggest this as something of a subtext to the movie as a whole.

It's a fine cast that creates a lively household, especially little Joan Carroll as Pat. Her energetic, forgiving spirit amounts to a persuasive contrast to the robotic Emil. For this now geezer, it was nostalgic revisiting the youth and fashions of the period (minus Emil, of course). Too bad Homeier never got the credit as an actor that he deserved. That's probably because he was so good at playing dislikable characters, as a succession of Westerns and crime films of the 1950's demonstrate. Here, he's practically the whole show, in a part that's unforgettable once you've seen it. I know it's been so for me.


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