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Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)

The Raging Moon (original title)
Bruce Pritchard is paralysed mysteriously after his Brothers wedding. Rejected by his family, he is placed in a nursing home. Angry and depressed, he finds hope with a nurse. Can Bruce find a life outside the home?

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Peter Marshall (novel), Bryan Forbes (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Bruce
Nanette Newman ... Jill
Georgia Brown ... Sarah
Bernard Lee ... Uncle Bob
Gerald Sim ... Rev. Corbett
Michael Flanders Michael Flanders ... Clarence Marlow
Margery Mason Margery Mason ... Matron
Barry Jackson ... Bill
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Harold
Christopher Chittell ... Terry
Jack Woolgar Jack Woolgar ... Bruce's Father
Norman Bird ... Dr. Mathews
Constance Chapman ... Mrs. Mathews
Michael Lees ... Geoffrey
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Mr. Latbury
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Storyline

Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Taglines:

"It does matter. Everything matters. If I don't believe that, I've had it."

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Pritchard: Hey, don't cry.There's nothing to cry about.
Jill Matthews: I'm not.
Bruce Pritchard: It's no good being in love if it makes you cry.
Jill Matthews: I'm not crying.
Bruce Pritchard: I only want to make you happy.
Jill Matthews: Oh, you do.
Bruce Pritchard: What?
Jill Matthews: You do.
Bruce Pritchard: That's why you're crying? Because you're happy? You're going to be crying for all your married life, then.
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Connections

Referenced in O Lucky Malcolm! (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Ago Tomorrow
(US release only)
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Sung by B.J. Thomas
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A beautiful love story
8 January 2014 | by hondacivicdxSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on the recommendation of an older friend. They had watched it when it came out way back. I just watched it.

I think it is a beautiful love story. A simple kind of love but a real love. Not fraught with obligation or pretense like other relationships of the time. When two souls are drawn to each other undeniably.

I think IMDb should consider adjusting their requirement of ten lines. A lot can be said with few words.

The beginning was a bit hard to watch but once the two main characters meet up, it was lovely to watch.

The main actors both did a good job.

I recommend watching this movie. It's unique.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Ago, Tomorrow See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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