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There's Always Tomorrow (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 8 January 1956 (USA)
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by by his wife and children, he begins to rekindle a past love when a former employee comes back into his life.

Director:

Douglas Sirk

Writers:

Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay), Ursula Parrott (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Norma Miller Vale
Fred MacMurray ... Clifford Groves
Joan Bennett ... Marion Groves
William Reynolds ... Vinnie Groves
Pat Crowley ... Ann
Gigi Perreau ... Ellen Groves
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Rogers
Race Gentry ... Bob
Myrna Hansen Myrna Hansen ... Ruth
Judy Nugent ... Frances (Frankie) Groves
Paul Smith ... Bellboy
Helen Kleeb ... Miss Walker
Jane Howard Jane Howard ... Flower Girl
Frances Mercer ... Ruth Doran
Sheila Bromley ... Woman from Pasadena
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Storyline

Clifford Groves, toy manufacturer, is in full charge at the factory but feels left out and taken for granted by his wife and children at home. Alone and depressed, he meets old flame Norma, and one thing leads to another. While their relationship is still fairly innocent, his son Vinnie sees them together and suspects the worst. It's time for tortured souls behind rain-streaming windows... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Errol Morris named it as one of his 10 favorite films in the 2002 BFI Sight & Sound Poll. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, when Norma flies back to NY, the plane is flying to the right. As Cliff watches this, his eyes are looking to the left. See more »

Quotes

Ann: [to Vinnie] It's funny. I'm positive your father hasn't done a thing to be ashamed of, but, you know something, I wouldn't blame him if he had.
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Connections

Version of There's Always Tomorrow (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Played on one of the toys and heard as a theme throughout the film
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Heaven does not allow everything.
21 November 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Coming,in Sirk's career ,just after "All that Heaven allows" ,it looks like its twin movie.Unlike "Written on the wind" or "Imitation of life" or "Magnificent obsession" ,it's not melodrama.It's closer to realistic psychological drama.More than the lingering charm of a romantic past (Blue Moon/You saw me standing alone/Without a love of my own),Sirk focuses on the selfishness of the children.Remember in "All that Heaven..." how the son and the daughter could not admit that their mother (of the upper class) should fall in love with a gardener and how they bought her a TV set where she only could see the reflection of her loneliness.Here the boy's attitude is not far from that: a spoiled child -as his sisters are- ,only concerned by his studies and his love affair,he does not care if his papa has become a nine-to-five man ,useful only for the dough he brings home,a life no more exciting than that of the toy robot he sells.Barbara Stanwyck 's role recalls the 1953 effort "all I desire" : the return of the woman,be she legitimate or a former flame.But in "there's always tomorrow",one can notice one of the permanent features of melodrama though: the woman who turns her back on love and becomes a successful businesswoman (or star) (see also the end of "written on the wind" "imitation of life" or Stahl's "only yesterday")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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