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Gangway for Tomorrow

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Gangway for Tomorrow
GANGWAY FOR TOMORROW (1943).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn H. Auer
Written byArch Oboler (screenplay)
Produced byJohn H. Auer
StarringJohn Carradine
Robert Ryan
CinematographyNicholas Musuraca
Edited byGeorge Crone
Music byRoy Webb
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • December 16, 1943 (1943-12-16) (U.S.)[1]
Running time
69 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Gangway for Tomorrow is a 1943 American anthology film produced and directed by the Austrian-American John H. Auer, and originally known by its working title, An American Story.[2] Steeped in the propaganda tones of early World War II features, the film is largely B-fare.

Plot

Five defense workers on their way to the munitions factory tell their stories: a refugee from the French Resistance, a frustrated race car driver, a prison warden, a former Miss America, and an intellectual who dropped out of society and saw the country as a bum.[3]

Cast

Reception

Despite its attempt to divert from the usual formulaic patriotic films of the period, Gangway for Tomorrow was relegated to second billing in most theatres. Critical reviews, however, were more sympathetic, the New York Daily Mirror noted, "The screen as a medium for useful propaganda is well illustrated by Gangway for Tomorrow ... Turning in the best performances are Margo, John Carradine ... and Robert Ryan."[4] In a similar vein; "An unpretentious little film, running at just 69 minutes, Gangway is nevertheless fresh and bright in treatment and provides an interesting story of five factory workers ... The members of the cast, in particular, Margo and Robert Ryan, handle their assignments well."[5]

References

Notes

  1. ^ "Gangway for Tomorrow: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Notes: Gangway for Tomorrow." Turner Classic Movies.
  3. ^ Jarlett 1997, p. 183.
  4. ^ Quinn, Frank. "Movie Review: Gangway for Tomorrow." New York Daily Mirror, December 16, 1943.
  5. ^ Movie Review: Gangway for Tomorrow." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 16, 1943.

Bibliography

  • Jarlett, Franklin. Robert Ryan: A Biography and Critical Filmography. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1997. ISBN 978-0-78640-476-6.
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