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From This Day Forward (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 2 March 1946 (USA)
Incidents of a marriage are recalled in flashback.

Director:

John Berry

Writers:

Hugo Butler (screenplay), Garson Kanin (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Fontaine ... Susan
Mark Stevens ... Bill Cummings
Rosemary DeCamp ... Martha Beesley
Harry Morgan ... Hank Beesley (as Henry Morgan)
Wally Brown ... Jake Beesley
Arline Judge ... Margie Beesley
Renny McEvoy ... Charlie Beesley
Bobby Driscoll ... Billy Beesley
Mary Treen ... Alice Beesley
Doreen McCann Doreen McCann ... Barbara Beesley
Erskine Sanford ... Higgler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Queenie Smith ... Mrs. Beesley
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Storyline

In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Brides Are Beautiful See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 28, 1946 with Joan Fontaine and Mark Stevens reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Bill Cummings: You'll make a beautiful bride.
Susan: All brides are beautiful...
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Connections

Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Music by Leigh Harline
Sung by Doreen Tryden (uncredited)
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Sincere drama of couple coping with post-war problems...
17 May 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Joan Fontaine was hardly the right choice to play a Bronx housewife and yet, opposite newcomer Mark Stevens, she gives a sensitive, believable performance as a young woman coping with poverty, marriage and the adjustments that have to be made when hubby returns from the war. Small in scale when compared to films like 'The Best Years of Our Lives' which dealt with these kind of problems on a broader canvas. And yet, the realistic sets and the sincerity of the leading players does a lot to make this modest film both watchable and absorbing.

Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan and Bobby Driscoll are fine in the chief supporting roles. The soap opera effects that might have ruined this sort of story are missing--instead it settles for an honest treatment of post-war problems faced by many young couples in the '40s.

Mark Stevens would later play Olivia de Havilland's husband in 'The Snake Pit' with even more success. (Joan Fontaine's sister, in case any of you don't know it!!)


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