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Till the End of Time (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 1946 (UK)
Drama about former WW2 Marines readjusting to civilian life and dealing with their mental and physical traumas.


Edward Dmytryk


Allen Rivkin (screenplay), Niven Busch (novel)




Complete credited cast:
Dorothy McGuire ... Pat Ruscomb
Guy Madison ... Cliff Harper
Robert Mitchum ... William Tabeshaw
Bill Williams ... Perry Kincheloe
Tom Tully ... C.W. Harper
William Gargan ... Sgt. Gunny Watrous
Jean Porter ... Helen Ingersoll
Johnny Sands ... Tommy
Loren Tindall ... Pinky
Ruth Nelson ... Amy Harper
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Kincheloe
Harry von Zell ... Scuffy (as Harry Von Zell)
Richard Benedict ... The Boy From Idaho


Three former Marines have a hard time readjusting to civilian life. Perry can't deal with the loss of the use of his legs. William is in trouble with bad debts. And Cliff can't decide what he wants to do with his life, although he gets encouragement from war widow Pat Ruscomb. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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By the patches on their uniform's left shoulder, Harper and Tabeshaw were members of the 1st Marine Division. See more »


Cliff Harper says that he and CPL Tabeshaw have been together ever since boot camp back in 'Dago while they were actually on MCRD San Diego when he said it. See more »


Cliff Harper: We parted company when he was dumb enough to get shot!
William Tabeshaw: Why don't you own up,Harper? I was a big hero and you were a coward!
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Till the End of Time
by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman, based on Chopin's "Polonaise"
Music by Frédéric Chopin (uncredited)
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23 June 2000 | by twanuritSee all my reviews

..If only to see beautiful and appealing Guy Madison in one of his earlier roles before lost to western films and TV ("Wild Bill Hickok") in the 1950s. Madison is the focal point here, portraying a returning serviceman from World War II and his subsequent adjustment to civilian life with sincerity and easy-going charm. Brad Pitt has a bit of his extremely handsome blonde, athletic looks, but not ingratiating acting prowess. (Madison is on the cover of "Hearthrob", a book about male cinema stars). Top-billed Dorothy McGuire is really support, somewhat of a matronly mis-matched love interest for the youthful Madison. A lovely score and good direction offset some dated aspects in the script. But Madison carries the day!

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Release Date:

1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

They Dream of Home See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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