When Tomorrow Comes (film)
|When Tomorrow Comes|
|Directed by||John M. Stahl|
|Produced by||John M. Stahl|
|Written by||James M. Cain (story)
|Music by||Charles Previn|
|Cinematography||John J. Mescall|
|Edited by||Milton Carruth|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
When Tomorrow Comes is a 1939 American drama romance film directed by John M. Stahl starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. A waitress falls in love with a man who later turns out to be a married concert pianist. Bernard B. Brown won the Academy Award for Best Sound.
A scene in the movie where the two protagonists take refuge from a storm in a church was the subject of Cain v. Universal Pictures, a case in which the writer James M. Cain sued Universal Pictures, the scriptwriter and the director for copyright infringement. Judge Leon Rene Yankwich ruled that there was no resemblance between the scenes in the book and the film other than incidental "scènes à faire", or natural similarities due to the situation, establishing an important legal precedent.
- Irene Dunne as Helen Lawrence
- Charles Boyer as Philip Chagal
- Barbara O'Neil as Madeleine Chagal
- Onslow Stevens as Jim Holden
- Nydia Westman as Lulu
- Nella Walker as Betty Dumont
- Fritz Feld as Nicholas
- "The 12th Academy Awards (1940) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
- Yankwich, Leon Rene (December 14, 1942). "CAIN v. UNIVERSAL PICTURES CO., Inc., et al.". District Court, S. D. California, Central Division. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
- When Tomorrow Comes at the Internet Movie Database
- When Tomorrow Comes at the TCM Movie Database
- When Tomorrow Comes at AllMovie
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