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Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Cast: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, more...
Director: Leo McCarey
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Drama, Weepies, Criterion Collection
Running Time: 97 min.
Languages: English

Synopsis
Leo McCarey's Make Way for Tomorrow is one of the great unsung Hollywood masterpieces, an enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap. Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi headline a cast of incomparable character actors, starring as an elderly couple who must move in with their grown children after the bank takes their home, yet end up separated and subject to their offspring's selfish whims. An inspiration for Ozu's Tokyo Story, Make Way for Tomorrow is among American cinema's purest tearjerkers, all the way to its unflinching ending, which McCarey refused to change despite studio pressure.



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