Tomorrow (1972)

August 23rd, 2023
Author: Meredith Taylor

Dir: Stephen Anthony : Cast Robert Duvall, Olga Bellin, Sudie Bond | US Thriller

Halfway between making his screen debut as Boo Radley in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and winning an Oscar for ‘Tender Mercies’ Robert Duvall finally proved himself capable of carrying a film on his own in this backwards ‘Silas Marner’ based on an original by William Faulkner. (All three adaptations as it happens were the work of Horton Foote), which also marked the final film of stage director Joseph Anthony.

Jackson Fentry, a lonely farmer in Mississippi, takes in a pregnant woman and begins to look after her. However, things take a tragic turn after she gives birth to her child.

Austerely shot in black & white, ‘Tomorrow’ was described by Leonard Maltin as “the best-ever presentation of the author’s work”; while Olga Bellin is as touching here as Jane Wyman in the equivalent role in ‘Johnny Belinda’. @RichardChatten¬†

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