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Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)

An ex-convict and a woman fall in love, after she shoots her police Lt. boyfriend dead in self defense, and falsely leads him to believe that he did the shooting.

Director:

Felix E. Feist (as Felix Feist)

Writers:

Art Cohn (screen play by), Guy Endore (screen play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ruth Roman ... Catherine 'Cay' Higgins
Steve Cochran ... Bill Clark / Mike Lewis
Lurene Tuttle ... Stella Dawson
Ray Teal ... Henry Dawson
Morris Ankrum ... Hugh Wagner
John Kellogg ... Dan Monroe
Lee Patrick ... Janet Higgins
Hugh Sanders ... Detective Lt. George Conover
Stuart Randall ... Frank Higgins
Robert Hyatt ... Johnny Dawson (as Bobby Hyatt)
Harry Antrim Harry Antrim ... Prison Warden
Walter Sande ... Sheriff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Roth ... Jim, Foreman (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, and when her protector is accidentally killed, they go on the lam together, getting jobs as farm labourers. But some fellow workers get wise to them. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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They take their lives in their hands... when they take each other in their arms!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spring Kill See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The car Bill and Cay hide in on the car hauler is a 1951 Mercury Sport sedan. The other cars on the hauler are also 1951 Mercurys. See more »

Goofs

When Bill/Mike opens the cottage door, he leaves the key in the lock and swings the door open to let his wife in first. As they pass through the door, the key is out of the door and in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Bill Clark: What time do you get through here?
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: There's a house rule against dating customers.
Bill Clark: Do you always stick to the rules?
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: Yes, my own.
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Connections

References Paris Calling (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Doc
(uncredited)
Music by Edgar M. Sampson
Played at the diner when Bill and Cay climb onto the car transport
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Wonderful little noir about redemption.
9 April 1999 | by Don-94See all my reviews

This film screened at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on April 7, 1999. It was described in the American Cinematheque schedule as follows:

"TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY 1951, Warners, 90 min. Steve Cochran's an ex-con who's never been with a woman. Ruth Roman is a dime-a-dance dame with no use for sappy men. A hotel room, a dirty cop, a gunshot - the perfect jump-off for a fugitives-on-the-run love story. This virtually unknown noir is Felix Feist's masterwork, packed with revelatory set-pieces. Cochran was never more vulnerable, Roman never sexier. Imagine GUN CRAZY scripted by Steinbeck - it's that good."

I just saw this film, and I agree with every word of the above description.


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