After Tomorrow

  • 1932
  • 1 HR 10 MIN
  • NR
  • Romance

This early talkie suffers from the growing pains of the sound era. At the beginning of that period, filmdom thought the only way to be effective was to present endless chatter, but by the time this film was released the public was weary of the dull plays imported from Broadway and England (the crisp diction in the latter supposedly prevented viewers from...read more

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This early talkie suffers from the growing pains of the sound era. At the beginning of that period, filmdom thought the only way to be effective was to present endless chatter, but by the time this film was released the public was weary of the dull plays imported from Broadway and England

(the crisp diction in the latter supposedly prevented viewers from misunderstanding the words). AFTER TOMORROW deals with the hardships of a young man and woman who struggle to work and save so they can be married--a relevant plot for Depression-era Americans. Mostly they are separated while they

slave to earn their pennies. At one reunion (after three years apart!), Nixon sees Farrell look "funny" at a passing woman and immediately suggests they go to a cabin for a weekend, mentioning the unheard-of word "sex." But Farrell declines, saying it will be better to wait until they are legally

married (a concession to the then-strict censorship board, the Hays Office). They later have an innocent "sex talk," which was sensational in 1932, but is now, perhaps regrettably, amusing. This weary, sad story offers no relief for the viewer.

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  • Rating: NR
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