Tomorrow Is Forever

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Tomorrow Is Forever
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Irving Pichel
Produced by David Lewis
Written by Gwen Bristow (novel)
Lenore J. Coffee
Starring Claudette Colbert
Orson Welles
George Brent
Lucile Watson
Richard Long
Natalie Wood
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Joseph A. Valentine
Edited by Ernest J. Nims
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Independent Releasing Organization (1953, re-release)
Release date
  • February 20, 1946 (1946-02-20)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.3 million[1]
Box office $3,250,000 (US rentals)[2]

Tomorrow Is Forever is a 1946 black-and-white romance film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by Irving Pichel, and starring Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles and George Brent. The music score is by Max Steiner. The film features young Richard Long and the seven-year-old Natalie Wood in their first credited acting roles.


The movie tells the story of Elizabeth (Colbert) and John (Welles), a married couple recently separated when John goes off to fight in World War I. When Elizabeth receives notice of John's death, she marries another man (George Brent). John, however, is still alive, and later returns, but after being disfigured in the war he has undergone plastic surgery, making him almost unrecognizable. He has also adopted an eight-year old daughter (Wood). When he finds out that he has a son with Elizabeth, he is faced with the dilemma of whether or not to reveal his true identity.



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