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691 Ratings

There's Always Tomorrow

Directed by Douglas Sirk
United States, 1955


Clifford Groves is a toy company executive whose wife and kids take for granted. Alone and depressed, he unexpectedly meets old flame Norma. They fall back in love and Groves prepares to leave his family…

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There's Always Tomorrow Directed by Douglas Sirk
The final 20 minutes of There’s Always Tomorrow in particular are a masterclass in melodramatic acting, as raw as anything she did for Capra, but powerfully restrained.
January 18, 2019
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the movie I’m most partial to from this incredibly fecund decade in Sirk’s oeuvre is one that’s often overshadowed by his Technicolor triumphs: There’s Always Tomorrow… It’s the atypical Sirk title that revolves around a lonely husband, though the film’s empathy is invested equally in both of these onetime colleagues. They both forswear happiness for good — the kind of ending that Sirk perfected.
December 22, 2015
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[Sirk’s] control of shadows, sets, and blunt-but-effective visual metaphors… are all on full display. But the joy of this certifiably underrated film is how they take on a tenor of their own. All That Heaven Allows, released just before, famously used the windows of Jane Wyman’s mansion as the bars of a palatial jail cell. That motif is repeated here, with characters constantly viewed through glass, mesh, and grids, looking like they’re in prison (or a confessional)…
July 07, 2014
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