Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Radio review – Lux - “Tomorrow is Forever” (1946) **

This was one of Orson Welles’ most popular films as a star, but unfortunately he wasn’t on hand to repeat his role – that task goes to Van Heflin, as a man so disfigured during World War I he decides to stay on in Europe, pretending to be dead… only to come back later and run into his wife (Claudette Colbert) and son (Richard Long). He’s got a kid in tow – played by Natalie Wood, who like Colbert and Long were in the film (Long was also in The Stranger). It’s sudsy melodramatic stuff which would have had more resonance at the time, with so many people going missing during the war.

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