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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.

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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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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

Steve Cochran broke his leg shooting a fight scene with Hugh Sanders during the first week of filming. After a short hospital stay, he wore a cast for two weeks during this production. See more »

Goofs

When Bill and Cay are fleeing to Easton, Pennsylvania in her brother's car, a shot of the car's dash shows the speedometer at about 55 mph, but all of the other gauges - temperature, fuel, oil, and amps - are as if the car is turned off. See more »

Quotes

Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: [Bill clumsily dances with Cay] You can't dance. What did you come up here for?
Bill Clark: To meet somebody.
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: [Releasing his clutch] I don't give private lessons.
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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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Soft-boiled noir
7 March 2011 | by madmonkmcgheeSee all my reviews

The title sounds like a soap opera, and it kinda is, with some noirish touches. The first 30 minutes are familiar fare to any noir fan: ex-convict has troubles finding his way on the outside, meets a scheming blonde who only thinks of looking after Number One. At her place they run into her beau, who's none too pleased. Fists fly, and soon enough a shot is fired,hitting the boyfriend. We know it's the dame that did it, but since the ex-con was knocked out before the gun went off he doesn't know he's innocent. She doesn't clear things up for him, for obvious reasons. Fearing the worst, they hit the road together. From then on the melodrama takes over: she washes the bleach out of her hair, and becomes a reformed woman almost instantly. Love starts to bloom and they throw in their lot together. Will they ever find true happiness? At this point the movie lover who likes his noir hard-boiled might as well switch off. Those who sit out the rest of the movie either learn to care for the star-crossed couple or will feel cheated out of a good chase movie. I'm sort of on the fence about this one; both leads are engaging enough, but the story could have used more grit. Noir fans should try this one out, it has enough going for it, but be warned: Bonny And Clyde it ain't.


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