Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye


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Based on a novel by Horace McCoy (They Shoot Horses, Don't They), Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye offers James Cagney at his nastiest. The star plays career criminal Ralph Cotter, who gets things started by violently busting out of jail, then murdering his partner in crime. Seeking out female companionship, he "courts" his ex-partner's sister Holiday (Barbara Payton) by beating her black and blue. After committing a robbery, he is approached by two crooked cops who want a piece of the action. Blackmailing … More

Rating: R (some sexual content)
Genre: Documentary , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Horace McCoy, Harry Brown
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 26, 2002


as Ralph Cotter

as Holiday Carleton

as Insp. Charles Weber

as Lt. John Reece

as Margaret Dobson

as Cherokee Mandon

as Jinx Raynor

as Vic Mason

as Ezra Dobson

as Chief of Police Tolg...

as Fowler

as District Attorney

as Doc Green

as Carleton

as Clerk of Court

as Joe, the Milkman

as Hartford

as Miss Staines

as Motorcycle Policeman

as Highness

as Satterfield

as Mr. Golightly

as Driver

as Collector

as Collector

as Doctor

as Apperson

as Ralph's Brother

as Bailiff
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Critic Reviews for Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Brutal and cynical.

Full Review… | January 21, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

October 7, 2005

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

I rented this film because of Barbara Payton, little did I know that James Cagney would be the main star. Cagney was outstanding in his role as a gangster, and Payton played his crime gal and did an excellent job. Its a early Black and White film that will hold your interest. We have crooked detectives, a pissed off girlfriend and a secret lover, everything that makes a good film. A 4 star film.

Bruce Bruce

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