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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

In 1944, Comics Cavalcade adapted the movie as a promotional give-away comic book. The following year the book was reprinted (though the first panel was altered). Neither version of the comic book was issued with a cover. See more »

Goofs

When Emil appears in his Nazi uniform, the shirt and pants are those of the Hitler Youth (which is appropriate for someone his age). However, the armband is not that of the Hitler Youth (alternating red and white bands with a swastika inside a white diamond), but that of a regular party member (solid red background with a swastika in a white circle). He would not have been eligible for full party membership - and the party armband - until his 18th birthday. See more »

Quotes

Emil Bruckner: I am a German! I'm being persecuted because you're afraid of the German Reich. America is a cesspool! The only pure blooded American is the Sioux Indian!
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Connections

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

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I couldn't wait to see this movie.
28 January 2005 | by dcipaSee all my reviews

I had not heard of the film until I saw it on the Turner Movie Classics schedule. Seeing the subject matter and the 1944 date excited me. The writer, director and cast would be playing out the issues in real time, as the die was cast. I grew up in a household conflicted with stories and opinions of Nazi Germany. My mother is Jewish. My father was German and raised by a father who supported Hitler. I have always been fascinated by Germans who seem to be good people who choose to ignore the eventual outcome of Hitler's madness and defend Germany's need for him.

The characters each have their unique perspective and reaction to Emil as played masterfully by Skip Homeier. The desire to see only the good in a human being with no expectation that they are dealing with a fully brainwashed evil acting thug is such an American trait. This movie is simply made and concentrates closely on the story, and it's the story and the acting that is compelling. I think you will enjoy it if you enjoy a good psychological study. My husband was disappointed with the ending, I, however, was overjoyed and cried. P. S. It was nice to see Agnes Moorehead in her role. I have never seen her play such a "normal person".


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