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Horton Foote was the adapting hand behind this superlative black and white filmization of the 1939 William Faulkner story Tomorrow. Framed in flashback, the film explores the personal reasons that semi-literate farmer Robert Duvall is the lone jury holdout in the guilty verdict for a young killer on trial. We learn in a gradually unfolding fashion that the boy is the son of Olga Bellin, a woman with whom Duvall had had an intense personal involvement some twenty years earlier. Foote's script had previously been utilized on a Playhouse 90 TV version of Tomorrow, which starred Sterling Hayden. Universally regarded as the best-ever film adaptation of a Faulkner work, Tomorrow was in danger of vanishing without truly finding its audience, when it was given a well received TV premiere on PBS on December 17, 1984--twelve years after the film was made.


Robert Duvall
as Jackson Fentry
Olga Bellin
as Sarah Eubanks
Jeff Williams
as H.T. Bookwright
Sudie Bond
as Mrs. Hulie
Richard McConnell
as Isham Russell
Peter Masterson
as Lawyer Douglas
William Hawley
as Papa Fentry
James Franks
as Preacher Whitehead
Dick Dougherty
as Buck Thorpe
Effie Green
as Storekeeper
R.M. Weaver
as Jury Foreman
Billy Summerford
as Thorpe Brother
Thomas C. Coggin
as Thorpe Brother
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Audience Reviews for Tomorrow

  • Nov 28, 2008
    I liked this movie a lot. There is a certain thing Duvall does with his voice (which shows you that Billy Bob Thorton won an oscar because he saw this movie), but I got used to it. The actress who played the pregnant woman I didn't like, but the writing didn't help. The thing that saves this movie is Duvall who is great and the final voice over is really nice.
    Tim S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2007
    I didn't see this until 36 years after it was first made. The kindness and gentleness of Robert Duvall's character was touching.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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