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A Song for Tomorrow (1948)

Derek Wardell is struck with amnesia, and the last thing he remembers is the beautiful voice of the opera singer Helen Maxwell. When he regains consciousness, Wardell thinks that he's in love with her.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

William Fairchild (screenplay) (as W.E.C. Fairchild), William Fairchild (story) (as W.E.C. Fairchild)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evelyn McCabe Evelyn McCabe ... Helen Maxwell
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Roger Stanton
Shaun Noble Shaun Noble ... Derek Wardell
James Hayter ... Nicholas Klausmann
Valentine Dunn Valentine Dunn ... Mrs. Wardell
Yvonne Forster Yvonne Forster ... Nurse
Carleen Lord Carleen Lord ... Helen's Dresser
Ethel Coleridge Ethel Coleridge ... Woman in cinema
Conrad Phillips ... Lieutenant Fenton
Martin Boddey ... Major
Sam Kydd ... Sergeant
Lockwood West Lockwood West ... Mr. Stokes
Christopher Lee ... Auguste
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Derek Wardell is struck with amnesia, and the last thing he remembers is the beautiful voice of the opera singer Helen Maxwell. When he regains consciousness, Wardell thinks that he's in love with her.

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opera | melodrama | amnesia | See All (3) »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Song of Tomorrow See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The film debuts of Lockwood West, Martin Boddey and Conrad Phillips. See more »

Soundtracks

The Londonderry Air
Traditional
Arranged by Arthur Wilkinson
Words by William Fairchild (as W.E.C. Fairchild)
Sung by Evelyn McCabe
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SONG FOR TOMORROW (Terence Fisher, 1948) **
18 July 2015 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Coming from the same Rank stable as PENNY AND THE POWNALL CASE (also 1948), there is no doubt this time round that the title (a mere 59 minutes in length) under review was commissioned merely to showcase the vocal talents of Evelyn McCabe; for some odd reason, despite obviously being the leading lady, she does not even rate a credit on IMDb (which must be a first for a film's star)! This, however, could be explained by the fact that, in all probability, this was the singer's only vehicle and the movie itself had been out of circulation for the longest time (I only viewed it on "You Tube" myself, albeit via a copy that suffered from audio and video glitches around the half-way mark!). Incidentally, this not only marked Terence Fisher's inauspicious debut as director but, interestingly, he got to collaborate with Christopher Lee (suavely-moustached and affecting a French accent as a swanky restaurant owner in his one scene) right off the bat – however, while fifth-billed during the opening credits, the future Horror icon gets relegated to thirteenth (and last) for the full cast list at the picture's end!

The plot seems to be somewhat derived from (the hugely successful) THE SEVENTH VEIL (1945) which, likewise, had incorporated classical music, psychology and numerous suitors for the heroine – here, a middle-aged surgeon (Ralph Michael, also from PENNY AND THE POWNALL CASE) and an amnesiac pilot. In fact, the former – who had been after the singer for years, but she had always put her career first – brings the latter into her life since her voice (casually heard) proves the young man's only connection with his former self (he has even conveniently forgotten all about his devoted girlfriend, whom the doctor rather foolishly fails to inform his own intended about)! However, he apparently can still fiddle around with a piano and a church organ – I guess making him a musician was a not-too-subtle way of creating an opportunity for plugging Miss McCabe's repertoire every 15 minutes or so! As much as the musical interludes are an acquired taste, James Hayter's flustered German impresario – for whom the world seems to revolve solely around his discovery's upcoming performance in the "Samson And Delilah" opera – is at least as hard to take!


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