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Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)

The Raging Moon (original title)
GP | | Drama, Romance | 22 January 1971 (UK)
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 Gerald Sim ... Rev. Corbett
Michael Flanders Michael Flanders ... Clarence Marlow
Margery Mason Margery Mason ... Matron
Barry Jackson ... Bill
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Harold
Chris Chittell ... Terry (as Christopher Chittell)
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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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Ago, Tomorrow See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Film Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from a phrase in a Dylan Thomas poem 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

Remake of Boy Meets Girl: The Raging Moon (1967) 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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DylanThomas
29 July 2006 | by tadziofilippiniSee all my reviews

The key to understand this great movie is the poem by Dylan Thomas: "in my craft or sullen art" "In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon rages And the lovers lie abed With all their griefs in their arms I labour by singing light Not for ambition or bread Or the strut and trade of charms On the ivory stages But for the common wages Of their most secret heart.

Not for the proud man apart From the raging moon I write On these spindrift pages Nor for the towering dead With their nightingales and psalms But for the lovers, their arms Round the griefs of the ages, Who pay no praise or wages Nor heed my craft or art." Two works of art:the film and the poem

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