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Tomorrow Is Forever (RKO 1946, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert)

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Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert (how’s that for an odd couple?) star in wartime melodrama Tomorrow Is Forever. Shortly after Welles and Colbert marry, he’s wounded and scarred in WWI. Rather than burden his new wife and child, he vanishes into a new life in Austria. Colbert marries again and carries on happily until fate brings Welles to her husband Brent’s factory.

Natalie Wood, at age seven, had her first important film role as Orson Welles’ adopted daughter. Director Irving Pichel also helmed Wood’s screen debut–made under her real name, Natasha Gurdin–in Happy Land (1943).

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USA | RKO | 105 minutes | 1946
Director: Irving Pichel
Script: Gwen Bristow,

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Richard Long as Drew Hamilton
Orson Welles as John Andrew MacDonald
Lucile Watson as Aunt Jessica Hamilton
Natalie Wood as Margaret Ludwig
Lane Chandler as Hamilton Lab Technician
Claudette Colbert as Elizabeth Hamilton
George Brent as Lawrence Hamilton
John Wengraf as Dr. Ludwig
Sonny Howe as Brian Hamilton
Ian Wolfe as Norton
Joyce Mackenzie as Cherry Davis

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