Tomorrow is Forever

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"The Vibrant, Pulsing Story of a Woman Escaping Her Past!"
  • NR
  • 1943
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 7.3  (2,938)

Tomorrow is Forever is a heart-wrenching drama released in 1946 that follows the story of a wife and mother who believes her husband died in World War I, but suddenly discovers he is alive years later, after he suffers severe facial injuries that make him unrecognizable. The highly-anticipated film is directed by Irving Pichel, and produced by David Lewis, and boasts an all-star cast, including Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, and George Brent.

The film revolves around Elizabeth (Claudette Colbert), who, with her son John (Richard Long), believes her husband, Lawrence Hamilton (Orson Welles), is dead. Elizabeth eventually marries John's godfather, John (George Brent), and helps him with philanthropic works, including the building of a hospital for returning veterans from the Second World War. The story shifts back to the past when Elizabeth receives a letter from Lawrence Hamilton informing her that he is very much alive, and he is returning to their hometown.

When Lawrence arrives, he discovers that his wife has moved on, and is in a happy marriage with his old friend John. Fearing that the truth about his identity will bring up past grief and cause distress to Elizabeth and John, he decides to hide his true identity. The film depicts the complicated emotional turmoil and secrets that occur when Elizabeth and Lawrence inevitably cross paths.

The story primarily focuses on the emotional struggle of Elizabeth, who has to come to terms with the fact that the man she thought had died in the war is actually alive, but now a different person because of his facial injuries. She must balance her love and loyalty for her husband with her feelings for John, who has become an essential part of her life. The film explores the complex relationships involved, and as the story unfolds, it reveals the twists and turns that ultimately lead to an unpredictable and unforgettable ending.

The film's direction by Irving Pichel is excellent, blending the touching and delicate moments of the story with unexpected turns that keep audiences interested. The breathtaking visuals, coupled with a stunning score, make the film feel complete, and transport the audience back to a time when love and war went hand in hand.

The performances by Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, and George Brent are all exceptional, with each actor bringing their own unique flavor to the characters. Claudette Colbert delivers a powerful performance as Elizabeth, portraying her conflicted emotions with grace and authority. Orson Welles, on the other hand, gives a nuanced and memorable performance as Lawrence Hamilton, perfectly capturing the emotional depth of his character while under heavy make-up. George Brent rounds off the trio with a character that is both charming and empathetic, creating a love triangle that is honest and authentic.

It's worth noting that the film is also an antiwar commentary, shedding light on the consequences that war has on the families left behind. The story highlights the emotional turmoil that those who were left behind had to endure during the war and even after. The film's setting in the aftermath of World War II adds to its relevance and poignancy.

Overall, Tomorrow is Forever is a must-watch for those who enjoy classic emotive dramas. It captures the essence of human relationships, old wounds, and hidden secrets in one compelling story that will leave you feeling emotionally invested. It's a timeless classic that still resonates today and is highly-recommended for anyone looking for an unforgettable love story.

Tomorrow is Forever is a 1943 war movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    1 hr 44 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (2,938)