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And Now Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | | Drama | 18 May 1945 (Mexico)
A wealthy woman who lost her hearing to meningitis meets a doctor who is concocting a serum that will cure deafness.

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Irving Pichel

Writers:

Frank Partos (screen play), Raymond Chandler (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Doctor Merek Vance
Loretta Young ... Emily Blair
Susan Hayward ... Janice Blair
Barry Sullivan ... Jeff Stoddard
Beulah Bondi ... Aunt Em
Cecil Kellaway ... Doctor Weeks
Grant Mitchell ... Uncle Wallace
Helen Mack ... Angeletta Gallo
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Storyline

Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ? Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A Courageous Love Story! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1945 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Prisoners of Hope See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Remade as And Now Tomorrow (1952). See more »

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Emily Blair: You're not very polite this afternoon, are you?
Doctor Merek Vance: About average for me, Miss Blair, about average.
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Well-acted drama similar to Dark Victory
23 July 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

I don't usually like Loretta Young, but I admit when actors or actresses I don't care for give objectively good performances. Loretta plays a deaf woman, ill with meningitis, and she's very good. Her eyes are glued to her fellow actors' lips, and when they turn away from her for a moment, she gets a bewildered look on her face until they return to face her. She wipes the fear and shame away and asks, even though it humiliates her to do it, them to repeat themselves. It's very realistic and natural.

When she falls ill, Loretta breaks her engagement to Barry Sullivan, so that his quality of life isn't diminished for having to care for a sick person. Alan Ladd, a new, unknown doctor, wants to experiment on Loretta to see if he can cure her, and in the many months of the treatment, Barry falls in love with Loretta's sister, Susan Hayward.

And Now Tomorrow is very similar to Dark Victory, so if you liked one, there's a good chance you'll like the other. Part medical drama, part love story, and chalk full of beautiful clothes from Edith Head, this is an overlooked classic that's great to watch with a bowl of popcorn on a rainy afternoon.


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