Make Way for Tomorrow

Make Way for Tomorrow

  • Director: Leo McCarey
  • Writer: Viña Delmar,Josephine Lawrence,Helen Leary
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: July 22, 1937
  • Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Also known as: Years Are So Long
  • "Make Way for Tomorrow" is a comedy film directed by Leo McCarray and starring Victor Moore and Beulah Bondy .
    The film tells the story of the inconvenience brought by the arrival of the parents to the children's originally regular lives.


    • Release date July 22, 1937
    • Filming locations Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Production companies Paramount Pictures

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    • By Celestine 2022-11-14 13:03:03

      [Film Review] Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

      Leo McCarey's no-holds-barred tearjerker strips away the contentment of an elderly couple's twilight years, lost their dwelling to foreclosure, New York residents Barkley and Lucy Cooper (Moore and Bondi), summon their four children (a fifth is absent for living far -off in California) to seek out a stopgap, yet none of them can host them both at short notice, so temporarily Barkley couch-surfs...

    • By Edwina 2022-09-17 01:00:06

      "Maturity means experiencing all kinds of disappointments in life"

      I had no intention of writing a film review, but unfortunately the short review seems to have a larger word limit for English (or English is naturally not as concise as Chinese); I want to write down the most moving part of the film.

              Grandma told her granddaughter that Grandpa has a plan, and if it can be realized, everything will be fine. The 17-year-old girl, at the...

    • By Shaun 2022-07-04 23:07:00

      "Make Way For Tomorrow" Movie Script

      "Make Way For Tomorrow" Movie Script

      Text / (US) Werner Delmar

      Translated by Shen Shan

      make way for tomorrow

      (Produced by Paramount Pictures)

      Screenwriter: Werner Delmar (based on Josephine Lawrence's novel "The Years Go By" and Helen and Nolan Leary's play of the same name)

      Producer and Director: Leo McCulley

      main character

      Father Victor Moore

      mother Beulah Bondi

      George Cooper Thomas Mitchell


    • By Kailyn 2022-07-04 20:35:09

      Timeless old movie

      It's an old movie, but apart from the shooting techniques and lens handling, it shows a sense of age. The social issues it reflects and the emotions it reveals are not outdated at all, and even can often be seen in today's life. . . I think it is not a simple preaching of filial piety to parents, but a plain presentation of the problems of the elderly in their later years. . . The children in the play are not all unfilial sons, and the old couple are also reasonable people. . . There are...

    • By Salma 2022-07-04 19:58:02

      Condensed five hours of love

          Sadness of old age, many master-level figures have shown.
          Ozu used "Tokyo Story" to express the hopelessness and forbearance of the Eastern way;
          Mastroianni performed "Journey to the Family", with more skills and less grief;
          Ang Lee's early trilogy, "Pushing Hands" The old mother played by Yalei is still pretty when she is lonely.
          Chinese director Wang Ying, who has filmed a "Thousand Years of Good Prayer", a father and daughter with restrained...

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    • By Antwan 2023-09-29 19:26:14

      "Oh my god, that's the saddest movie ever would make a stone cry." -- Orson...

    • By Ocie 2023-09-10 01:39:17

      The mother of "Tokyo Story"~ It's great overall, but McCarray doesn't make full use of all his children, so it also reflects a strong structure and purpose, and the rhythm is sometimes good and sometimes bad, and sometimes it makes people feel on pins and needles; Ozu He abandoned his structure, embedded the universal meaning of the story into the reality of Japan after the war, and made an encyclopedia about family relations, birth, old age, sickness and death. Still standing...

    • By Kobe 2023-09-08 22:49:59

      Although the film is old, the issue of children's filial piety to the elderly is never out of date. In the end, the part of the old couple joining hands to relive the past years is extremely moving. Can't help but think of Yeats's classic poem, when you are...

    • By Drake 2023-08-01 05:35:19

      Some people actually say that this film pays homage to "Tokyo Story"? Can anyone tell me what's going on? Three years to pay tribute to five years, time travel is strong enough, and the story is transplanted, which is scary. The film is very touching, and it deserves to be selected as a masterpiece that has been...

    • By Cecelia 2023-07-07 12:44:56

      Depicting the pinnacle of old love, but also a hero's...

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    "Make Way for Tomorrow" is the sincere work of the famous American director Leo McCarey, and was included in the list of 75 overlooked masterpieces in the history of film selected by the British "Sight and Sound" magazine. Leo McCarey, Lubitsch and Sturges are the three most important comedy directors in the early days of American sound films. Chinese audiences are all familiar with "Golden Jade Alliance", "Duck Soup" (1931), "The Wind...
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    Movie quotes

    • Lucy Cooper: A man and a maid stood hand in hand, bound by a tiny wedding band. Before them lay the uncertain years that promised joy and maybe tears. "Is she afraid?" thought the man of the maid. "Darling," he said in a tender voice, "Tell me. Do you regret your choice?" "We know not where the road may wind, or what strange byways we may find." "Are you afraid?" said the man to the maid. She raised her eyes and spoke at last. "My dear," she said, "the die is cast. The vows have been spoken. The rice has been thrown. Into the future we'll travel alone." 'With you," said the maid, "I'm not afraid."

    • Pa: Goodbye, Lucy dear. In case I don't see you again...

      Lucy Cooper: What?

      Pa: Well, anything might happen, the train could jump off the track. If it should happen that I don't see you again... It's been very nice knowing you, Miss Breckenridge.

    • [last lines]

      Lucy Cooper: Bark, that's probably the prettiest speech you ever made. And in case I don't see you aga--well, for a little while. I just want to tell you, it's been lovely, every bit of it, the whole 50 years. I'd sooner have been your wife, Bark, than anyone else on Earth.

      Pa: Thank you, Lucy.