Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) DVD9 Criterion Collection
The title is bitterly ironic. This is a deep, gentle, melancholy film about an old couple whose children no longer have time for them.
Barkley Cooper (Victor Moore) and his wife Lucy (Beulah Bondi) call their grown children together to tell them that their home's about to be foreclosed. Who can take them in? This scene has a light tone; it could easily introduce a screwball comedy; instead it introduces what Orson Welles called "the saddest film ever made." None of the children can make room for both parents, so they separate and go to different households. Can they endure in cramped Depression quarters? Can Barkley maintain his self-respect after years of unemployment? Can Lucy adjust to life with her shallow daughter-in-law and conniving granddaughter? Can the couple ever live together again?

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:32:01 | 7.48 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Leo McCarey
Actors: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell, Porter Hall, Barbara Read
Country: USA

• "Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today", a new video interview featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich discussing the career of Leo McCarey and Make Way for Tomorrow (19:52)
• New video interview with critic Gary Giddins in which he talks about McCarey’s artistry and the political and social context of the film (20:09)

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