Make Way for Tomorrow

  • Dir: Leo McCarey

  • USA, 1937, 91minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

When accepting the Best Director Oscar for The Awful Truth (1937), Leo McCarey remarked “Thanks, but you gave it to me for the wrong picture.” He was referring to Make Way for Tomorrow, released the same year, in which an elderly couple is forced to separate after they lose their house, and none of their children has the means to take them both in. Foreshadowing Ozu Yasujiro’s Tokyo Story (1953), McCarey’s heart-wrenching Depression-era drama depicts a country in a state of change, a film Orson Welles declared “would make a stone cry.”



    In-theatre Screening

    • 2021-05-09 (Sun)
      Buy Ticket2021-07-18 (Sun)


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