Beyond Tomorrow Cast: Beyond Tomorrow, also known as “And So Goodbye” and “Beyond Christmas,” is a 1940 American fantasy film that falls into the category of a B film. Directed by A. Edward Sutherland and produced by the notable cinematographer Lee Garmes, the production opted for a cast without marquee stars, instead featuring a quartet of seasoned character actors: Charles Winninger, Maria Ouspenskaya, C. Aubrey Smith, and Harry Carey. Richard Carlson and Jean Parker, as well as the “other woman” Helen Vinson, played the second-tier young leads. The film also included Rod La Rocque, a former leading man of the silent era, now in minor supporting roles.
Given its Christmas season setting, “Beyond Tomorrow” is a lesser-known but contemporaneous example of a Christmas film. The plot unfolds against the backdrop of the holiday season, featuring a storyline that combines fantasy elements with heartfelt themes. The cast, despite not boasting major stars, delivered performances that contributed to the film’s charm. Noteworthy is the “Featuring” billing given to all seven actors, emphasizing their collective contribution to the movie.
As a product of its time, “Beyond Tomorrow” reflects the collaborative efforts of professionals in the film industry, with cinematographer-turned-producer Lee Garmes playing a pivotal role. Despite its B film status, the original print has been digitally remastered and preserved by the National Film Museum, Incorporated, ensuring that this Christmas-themed cinematic gem is not forgotten by enthusiasts and remains accessible for contemporary audiences.
|May 10, 1940
|A. Edward Sutherland
|Screenplay by Adele Comandini (associate producer)
Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini
|Lester White, A.S.C.
|RKO Radio Pictures
Beyond Tomorrow Cast
- Harry Carey; as George Melton
- C. Aubrey Smith; as Allan Chadwick
- Charles Winninger; as Michael O’Brien
- Alex Melesh; as Josef (butler)
- Maria Ouspenskaya; as Madam Tanya
- Helen Vinson; as Arlene Terry
- Rod La Rocque; as Phil Hubert
- Richard Carlson; as James Houston
- Jean Parker; as Jean Lawrence
- J. Anthony Hughes; as Officer Johnson
- Robert Homans; as Sergeant
- Virginia McMullen; as Secretary
- James Bush; as Jace Taylor
- William Bakewell; as David Chadwick
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