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Tomorrow (1972)

A lonely farmer takes in a pregnant woman and looks after her. After she gives birth, tragedy strikes.


Joseph Anthony


William Faulkner (story), Horton Foote (play) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Jackson Fentry
Olga Bellin ... Sarah Eubanks
Sudie Bond ... Mrs. Hulie
Richard McConnell Richard McConnell ... Isham Russell
Peter Masterson ... Lawyer Douglas
William Hawley William Hawley ... Papa Fentry
James Franks James Franks ... Preacher Whitehead
Johnny Mask Johnny Mask ... Jackson / Longstreet Fentry - Sarah's child
Effie Green Effie Green ... Storekeeper
Ken Lindley Ken Lindley ... Judge
R.M. Weaver R.M. Weaver ... Jury Foreman
Dick Dougherty Dick Dougherty ... Buck Thorpe
Jeff Williams Jeff Williams ... H.T. Bookwright
Jack Simley Jack Simley ... Thorpe Brother
Billy Summerford Billy Summerford ... Thorpe Brother


A lonely farmer in backwoods Mississippi takes in a pregnant wayfarer who has been abandoned by the father of her child and the farmer looks after her. Written by Guy Lazarus

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According to later interviews with Robert Duvall and Writer Horton Foote, they had real difficulties working with Olga Bellin, who insisted on doing scenes entirely her way, and not listening to Director Joseph Anthony. Duvall and Foote vowed never to work with her again. Filmatically, this wouldn't have been a problem, as Bellin confined her work to the stage, and never made another film. She died of cancer in 1987. See more »


When Fentry first discovers the pregnant woman, he walks her into his house. He is on her left, but as they walk toward the building, he shifts to her right. See more »


Jackson Fentry: I dunno why we met when we did, or why I found you when you was all wore out. I couldn't save you no matter how bad I wanted to. I dunno why you want me to raise this baby instead of your people. I dunno what they done to you to make you turn so on them. But I don't care, I promised ya I'd raise him, and I will. Like he was my own.
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Version of Playhouse 90: Tomorrow (1960) See more »

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Beautiful movie
29 May 2004 | by bransonkSee all my reviews

Tomorrow is one of the finest movies I have seen. Duvall was excellent in this movie, and even he points back to this as his finest work in cinema (I read an article once in which Duvall said that this role was his "King Lear"). The story is simple but significant. The impact of it is substantial. It is not a movie for hard-hearted cynics. Although it is not sappy, and by no means is it over-the-top (understated is a much better description), the movie does require a man to peel back his macho veneer and and try to identify with a life situation many men may find almost ridiculous (or horrifying) in this day, i.e. a life of faithful love and service. As such, this film would not be a top pick of fans of "The Man Show", or anything on MTV, for that matter. It is a gutwrenching story of sacrifice and self-denial; in other words, it is a REAL love story that brings to mind the love of God for the unlovely.

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Release Date:

16 September 1992 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein neuer Morgen See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississippi, USA See more »

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