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Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | January 1946 (USA)
An American World War I soldier, whose disfigured face is reconstructed by Austrian plastic surgeons, returns home after twenty years, but no one recognizes him, his widow is married to another man, and his son is a grown young man.

Director:

Irving Pichel

Writers:

Gwen Bristow (by), Lenore J. Coffee (screen play) (as Lenore Coffee)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Elizabeth Hamilton
Orson Welles ... John Andrew MacDonald / Erik Kessler
George Brent ... Lawrence Hamilton
Lucile Watson ... Aunt Jessica Hamilton (as Lucille Watson)
Richard Long ... Drew Hamilton
Natalie Wood ... Margaret Ludwig
John Wengraf ... Dr. Ludwig
Sonny Howe ... Brian Hamilton
Ian Wolfe ... Norton
Joyce Mackenzie ... Cherry Davis (as Joyce MacKenzie)
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Storyline

Elizabeth and John say goodbye as John leaves to go to war. When World War I ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry. John returns 20 years later, disfigured, with a new identity, Erik, and an adopted daughter, Margaret. John/Erik and Elizabeth accidentally meet and he learns that he has a son, Drew. John must then decide whether or not to reveal his true identity. Written by Kelly

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The love story that will live with you today, tomorrow and forever! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

January 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mañana es vivir See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,250,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Richard Long's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Lucile Watson's name is misspelled "Lucille" in the opening credits. See more »

Quotes

John Andrew MacDonald: Would you take away the father he has, only to tell him his real father is dead, and leave him with no father at all?
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Soundtracks

Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when John tells Elizabeth he must leave and often throughout the picture
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A beautiful movie!
21 June 1999 | by Elizabeth-328See all my reviews

"Tomorrow Is Forever" is a great movie. I think Claudette Colbert and Orson Welles are great together. And even though Orson Welles rarely played the romantic lead, he's wonderful. I cried during most of the movie the first time I saw it. There are also wonderful performances by George Brent and young Natalie Wood. "Tomorrow Is Forever" is a movie you need to see at least once! It's great!


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