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Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)

An ex-convict and a woman fall in love, after she shoots her police Lt. boyfriend dead in self defense, and falsely leads him to believe that he did the shooting.

Director:

Felix E. Feist (as Felix Feist)

Writers:

Art Cohn (screen play by), Guy Endore (screen play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ruth Roman ... Catherine 'Cay' Higgins
Steve Cochran ... Bill Clark / Mike Lewis
Lurene Tuttle ... Stella Dawson
Ray Teal ... Henry Dawson
Morris Ankrum ... Hugh Wagner
John Kellogg ... Dan Monroe
Lee Patrick ... Janet Higgins
Hugh Sanders ... Detective Lt. George Conover
Stuart Randall ... Frank Higgins
Robert Hyatt ... Johnny Dawson (as Bobby Hyatt)
Harry Antrim Harry Antrim ... Prison Warden
Walter Sande ... Sheriff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Roth ... Jim, Foreman (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, and when her protector is accidentally killed, they go on the lam together, getting jobs as farm labourers. But some fellow workers get wise to them. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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They take their lives in their hands... when they take each other in their arms!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spring Kill See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Turner Classic Movies' Eddie Mueller, Warner Bros. envisioned this picture as a vehicle for John Garfield. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, Steve Cochran's character leaves prison and boards a bus while being spied on by the mystery man (reporter) sitting in his car. When the bus drives away, the reporter starts his car and begins to follow the bus. As his car drives away two men and a spotlight are clearly visible in the left rear window. See more »

Quotes

Prison Warden: You came in here when you were 13 years old. That means you've been here...
Bill Clark: 18 years, 3 months and 6 days.
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Connections

References Paris Calling (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

I Cover the Waterfront
(uncredited)
Music by Johnny Green
Played by the band at Play Land
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A Very "A" Class B Movie
29 May 2011 | by grahamclarkeSee all my reviews

"Tomorrow is Another Day" is a B movie; those often looked down upon stepchildren of the Hollywood system peopled with so called second stringers. When a B movie is as good as "Tomorrow is Another Day", one realizes just what an amazing factory Hollywood was in its heyday. Helmed by the not too well known director Felix E. Feist it stars Ruth Roman and Steve Cochran in the leads. They were both dependable performers with a fairly strong screen presence, but here they both turn in compelling performances and indeed carry the film wonderfully. These characters have come from tough backgrounds and as the film progresses we sense them softening as their relationship develops. The transition is subtle and well handled. While the story itself may have its pitfalls, the dialogue is crisp and credible with some of those wonderful noir one liners one comes to expect from such fare. What elevates "Tomorrow is Another Day" so far above its peers is the wonderful work of cameraman Robert Burks. No wonder Burks was often chosen by Hitchcock for his masterly work, ("The Birds" and others.) Despite the modest proportions of this B movie, Burk takes great pains with each shot; selecting interesting and effective angles. It's his work that puts the stamp of class on this movie. While certainly not a classic, the poorly titled "Tomorrow is Another Day" offers a very satisfying movie watching experience.


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