Beyond Tomorrow (Beyond Christmas) (1940)

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In this Christmas film made in 1940, a group of three elderly business men sit down together for a festive holiday dinner. During their meal, they are met by two separate kind strangers, a young man and a young woman, each of whom ask the men if a wallet found on the street belongs to any of them. Sadly, that night the three old men meet their end in a blizzard, but their spirits swiftly return to Earth in the form of protective angels. Together, they work to ensure that the kind man and woman whom they met on that fateful night fall in love, and stay happily bonded together forever.
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NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Cast

Harry Carey
as George Vale Melton
C. Aubrey Smith
as Allan Chadwick
Charles Winninger
as Michael O'Brein
Maria Ouspenskaya
as Madam Tanya
Alex Melesh
as Josef, Butler
Helen Vinson
as Arlene Terry
Rod La Rocque
as Phil Hubert
Richard Carlson
as James Houston
Jean Parker
as Jean Lawrence
J. Anthony Hughes
as Off. Johnson
Robert E. Homans
as Sergeant
Virginia McMullen
as Radio Station Secretary
James Bush
as Jace Taylor
William Bakewell
as David Chadwick
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Critic Reviews for Beyond Tomorrow (Beyond Christmas)

All Critics (1)

A genial, whimsical, fantasy film about the true meaning of Christmas.

Full Review… | January 3, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Beyond Tomorrow (Beyond Christmas)

It sometimes happens in film that how the thing gets done and comes together is better than the planned intent. Herein is a case for the opposite. It goes all over the map thematically when it intends to be the sort of pre-WW11 Christmas tale Hollywood churned out quite regularly, losing focus, and your interest, when holding it was the aim. Fortunately it is staffed by a cadre of seasoned professional character actors who share the lead (and the rationale to see this) who do not lose focus and carry the piece home. Chief amongst them: the ever radiant Maria Oupenskaya as the female glue in a household of grumpy, dissenting old men. Yes, you'll groan at some of the obvious manipulations thrown at you, but the craft of these vets maintaining a lesser product is still worthwhile.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

For a film about pureness of heart the film has a lot of dark edges. Enjoyable performances from three very good character actors, Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith and Charles Winninger.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

I thought this was a really good movie. It's sweet and shows how you can come back after losing your way.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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