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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    Movie reviews

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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 Thomas 2023-01-18 00:17:08

      The title of make way for tommorrow really looks like an insurance slogan, and this film is also filmed in the United States just after the Social Security Act was passed in 1935, with the social background of the Great Depression. But this movie is more like an elderly love story, a love story that gets better and better. The details of the movie are also revealed to be kind to...

    • By Ima 2023-01-08 15:25:54

      Welles: "This is the saddest film ever made. This can make a stone cry!"...

    • By Cullen 2023-01-01 07:13:28

      I always thought that the plot would be reversed at the end. For example, the old couple did not lose their property, just to test their children, or they got some windfall to reverse the sadness of their old age, but no, the platform said goodbye, and separated the love of life. Pain is turned into bitter tears with meaningful love. The perpetrators turned out to be unfilial sons and daughters. If you have heard Master Liu Baorui's "Waxing Scratch" and watch this film again, you will be very...

    • By Justyn 2022-12-24 02:41:24

      Honor your father and your...

    • By Andreanne 2022-12-13 14:11:12

      A desolate piece, and the song ends. Great depression in the United States, scattered...

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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

    • [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.

    • Quote at beginning of movie: Life flies past us so swiftly that few of us pause to consider those who have lost the tempo of today. Their laughter and their tears we do not even understand for there is no magic that will draw together in perfect understanding the aged and the young. There is a canyon between us, and the painful gap is only bridged by the ancient words of a very wise man... HONOR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER.

    • Doctor: Say '99'.

      Pa: What for? That can't cure a cold. I'd rather say '23' to you, but I guess you're too young to know that means 'skiddoo'.