There's Always Tomorrow (1956) - Rotten Tomatoes

There's Always Tomorrow (1956)




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There's Always Tomorrow is a remake of a 1934 film of the same name. Fred MacMurray is a toy company executive whose wife (Joan Bennett) and kids (Gigi Perreau, William Reynolds and Judy Nugent) take him for granted. Barbara Stanwyck is Fred's former girlfriend, whose own business activities result in a surprise reunion. MacMurray falls back in love with Stanwyck and prepares to leave his family. MacMurray's children go to Stanwyck and politely ask her to back off. She does so, and MacMurray's wife Bennett, who's been out of town during all this, is none the wiser. In the original There's Always Tomorrow, the male and female leads (Frank Morgan and Binnie Barnes) were farther apart age-wise, making their brief encounter all the more poignant.


Fred MacMurray
as Clifford Groves
Joan Bennett
as Marion Groves
William Reynolds
as Vinnie Groves
Judy Nugent
as Frankie Groves
Jane Darwell
as Mrs. Rogers
Jane Howard
as Flower Girl
Helen Kleeb
as Miss Walker
Frances Mercer
as Ruth Doran
Sheila Bromley
as Woman from Pasadena
Louise Lorimer
as Chic Lady with Dog
Dorothy Bruce
as Sales Manager
Fred Nurney
as Tourist
Hal Smith
as Bartender
James Rawley
as Foreman
Jack Lomas
as Pianist
Jean Byron
as Saleswoman
Mack Williams
as Norma's Hotel Clerk
Richard Mayer
as Customer
Vonne Lester
as Junior Executive
Ross Hunter
as Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for There's Always Tomorrow

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

In contrast to the typical stoic masculinity of fifties Hollywood, this is "A Doll's House" for the sensitive, passionate married man.

August 16, 2021 | Full Review…

For Pete's sake, have mercy on Dad -- especially if you are contemplating taking him to see this film.

March 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A full-on masterpiece.

August 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Expertly photographed by Russell Metty (Touch of Evil, 1958), There's Always Tomorrow is Sirk without the soap.

August 26, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...a deliberately-paced yet mostly engaging narrative that boasts its fair share of soap opera-friendly plot developments and character revelations...

August 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's as suffocating a portrait of suburban middle class life as the you'll find in fifties cinema and Stanwyck is the flame that casts everything else into shadow.

April 26, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for There's Always Tomorrow

Stylish drama acted expertly by super professionals. The powerful duo of Stanwyck and MacMurray excel when paired together and this is a fine example of that. Sadly this film is somewhat obscure.A shame since it really does examine in simple terms the crisis a man faces when he realizes he has fallen into a rut without being aware of it. Another winner from Sirk and perhaps even better then some of his better known films, which are certainly enjoyable if sometimes over the top and a little lurid, since the drama is muted and closer to real life.

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