Make Way for Tomorrow

Rugged simplicity marks this Leo McCarey production [from a novel by Josephine Laurence and a play by Helen and Nolan Leary]. It is a tear-jerker, obviously grooved for femme fans.

With:
Victor Moore Beulah Bondi Fay Bainter Thomas Mitchell Ray Mayer Barbara Read

Rugged simplicity marks this Leo McCarey production [from a novel by Josephine Laurence and a play by Helen and Nolan Leary]. It is a tear-jerker, obviously grooved for femme fans.

McCarey, who also directed, has firmly etched the dilemma in which an elderly married couple find themselves when they lose their old dwelling place and their five grown-up children are non-receptive. He keeps audience interest focused on old Lucy Cooper and Pa Cooper as they are separated, each finding themselves in the way and not fitting in with the two households (one with a son and the other with a daughter).

Victor Moore essays a serious role as Pa Cooper without firmly establishing himself in the new field. He continues to be more Victor Moore than an old grandfather, and he makes the biggest impression in the lighter, more whimsical moments. Beulah Bondi, as the aged Lucy is standout from the viewpoint of clever character work and make-up. She has some of the meaty scenes and makes them real.

Fay Bainter does splendidly as the wife of George Cooper, one of the sons to whose house the mother goes to live. Maurice Moscovitch, as the ardent listener to the old man’s woes and who understands him better than his own children, contributes a neat portrayal.

Make Way for Tomorrow

Production: Paramount. Director Leo McCarey; Producer Leo McCarey; Screenplay Vina Delmar; Camera William Mellor; Editor LeRoy Stone; Music Boris Morros (dir.); Art Director Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1937. Running time: 91 MIN.

With: Victor Moore Beulah Bondi Fay Bainter Thomas Mitchell Ray Mayer Barbara Read

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