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 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 The social issues it reflects and the emotions it reveals are not outdated at all, and even can often be seen in today's life.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...

    • By Talon 2022-07-04 17:48:32

      Traditional content, advanced topics!

      Good subject matter, good expression, the core of its expression is an eternal issue, that is, in any era and family, there will be such superfluous parents and unfilial children who escape the responsibility of supporting their parents, and the lack of emotional care for the elderly is both a A social problem is also a family issue, but there is actually no solution to this problem. All exits lie in the hearts of the old people. Like the two old people in the movie, they are representatives...

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    • By Linnea 2022-09-18 16:19:15

      McCarey said on his deathbed: "I'm ashamed to have lived so many years to learn something that people should be kind to each...

    • By Andres 2022-08-20 15:51:31

      It's very much the plot of a domestic rural TV series, but at that time, such a work had the creator's moral goodwill in...

    • By Summer 2022-07-04 21:59:24

      The subject matter that can often be seen in the eight o'clock file of satellite TV, but the level is completely in two planes. It does not pursue deliberate drama, but it will never let go of the paragraphs that can be played by borrowing the theme. The screenwriter's choice of narrative perspective is particularly bad, almost Just got...

    • By Anais 2022-07-04 21:41:53

      An attempt at a social drama in the 1930s, the script is in place, the two-line narrative is methodical, and the entire plot is realistic enough. The director's careful thought in scheduling, and because of the clarity of the narrative point, can make the audience get it, haha. Of course, this film is also an exploration of tragicomedy and family drama. It can be seen that it will affect Ozu in the future. A lot of contradictions are consciously blurred by the creator. The background is more...

    • By Josianne 2022-07-04 15:57:17

      The essence of the director of this play lies in the exploration of the potential of the actors. The performance is really good, but the script is too routine, but the impromptu lines are not bad. Leo is not the kind of director who is particularly good at scheduling, and the mirror is a little...

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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

    • 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.

    • 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.