There’s Always Tomorrow

  • Dir: Douglas Sirk

  • USA, 1955, 84minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett

Unusually for a melodrama, There’s Always Tomorrow focuses on the domestic woes of a male protagonist: an entrepreneur and pater familias who has yielded to the demands of work and family, losing his zest for life until it is rediscovered through the appearance of an old flame. If ’50s America was the Eisenhower era when “father knew best”, Sirk dismantles this facade of patriarchal confidence with a devastating portrait of masculinity and fatherhood in crisis. Reunited a dozen years after Double Indemnity (1944), Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck are electrifying in their scenes together, while the children here are even more callous and obnoxious than those in All That Heaven Allows.

2/5 (Sun): Seminar with Thomas Shin and Geoffrey Wong



In-theatre Screening

  • 2021-05-02 (Sun)
    Buy Ticket2021-07-18 (Sun)


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