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There's Always Tomorrow (1956)

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There's Always Tomorrow is a remake of a 1934 film of the same name. Fred MacMurray is a toy company executive whose wife (Joan Bennett) and kids (Gigi Perreau, William Reynolds and Judy Nugent) take him for granted. Barbara Stanwyck is Fred's former girlfriend, whose own business activities result in a surprise reunion. MacMurray falls back in love with Stanwyck and prepares to leave his family. MacMurray's children go to Stanwyck and politely ask her to back off. She does so, and MacMurray's wife Bennett, who's been out of town during all this, is none the wiser. In the original There's Always Tomorrow, the male and female leads (Frank Morgan and Binnie Barnes) were farther apart age-wise, making their brief encounter all the more poignant.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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In Theaters:
 limited
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Studio:
Universal Pictures

Cast

Fred MacMurray
as Clifford Groves
Joan Bennett
as Marion Groves
William Reynolds
as Vinnie Groves
Judy Nugent
as Frankie Groves
Jane Darwell
as Mrs. Rogers
Paul L. Smith
as Bellboy
Jane Howard
as Flower Girl
Helen Kleeb
as Miss Walker
Frances Mercer
as Ruth Doran
Sheila Bromley
as Woman from Pasadena
Louise Lorimer
as Chic Lady with Dog
Dorothy Bruce
as Sales Manager
Fred Nurney
as Tourist
Hal Smith
as Bartender
James Rawley
as Foreman
Jack Lomas
as Pianist
Jean Byron
as Saleswoman
Carlyle Mitchell
as Mr. Carl
Mack Williams
as Norma's Hotel Clerk
Richard Mayer
as Customer
Pat Meller
as Groom
Vonne Lester
as Junior Executive
Ross Hunter
as Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for There's Always Tomorrow

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

For Pete's sake, have mercy on Dad -- especially if you are contemplating taking him to see this film.

Full Review… | March 24, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

It's as suffocating a portrait of suburban middle class life as the you'll find in fifties cinema and Stanwyck is the flame that casts everything else into shadow.

Full Review… | April 26, 2010
Seanax.com

Its title seems appropriate for a soap opera.

Full Review… | March 22, 2007
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Audience Reviews for There's Always Tomorrow

½

THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW is one of Douglas Sirk's most subtle and mature works. A film which doesn't get all the attention lauded on his more spectacular films but TOMORROW is the equal of his other masterworks that Fassbinder analyzed so succinctly. THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW is the American dream wrapped in a nightmare. Or is it a nightmare wrapped in a dream?

Michael Lupetin
Michael Lupetin

It's as suffocating a portrait of suburban middle class life as the you'll find in fifties cinema and Stanwyck is the flame that casts everything else into shadow. another soaper from the master douglas sirk

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

Stylish drama acted expertly by super professionals. The powerful duo of Stanwyck and MacMurray excel when paired together and this is a fine example of that. Sadly this film is somewhat obscure.A shame since it really does examine in simple terms the crisis a man faces when he realizes he has fallen into a rut without being aware of it. Another winner from Sirk and perhaps even better then some of his better known films, which are certainly enjoyable if sometimes over the top and a little lurid, since the drama is muted and closer to real life.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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