Till the End of Time

Till the End of Time

Dorothy McGuire
Director: Edward Dmytryk Cast: Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire
, Guy Madison
Guy Madison
, Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
Edward Dmytryk


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Sometimes dismissed as a derivation of Samuel Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives, RKO Radio's superb Till the End of Time was actually based on Niven Busch's novel They Dream of Home, and was completed and released several months before the Goldwyn film. The story concentrates on three ex-marines: Cliff Harper (Guy Madison), Bill Tabeshaw (Robert Mitchum) and Perry Kincheloe (Bill Williams). Harper falls in love with emotionally distraught war widow Pat Ruscomb (Dorothy McGuire); Tabeshaw endures one disappointment after another as he tries to buy his own ranch; and Kincheloe, rendered legless by the war, intends to spend the rest of his life wallowing in self-pity. All three men find a new lease on life when they engage in a cathartic barroom brawl against a bigoted group of self-styled patriots led by hate-spouting Ray Teal (forever typecast as rabid racists during the postwar years). It was this climactic scene, which remains the most memorable aspect of Till the End of Time (outside of its Chopin-inspired theme song) that caused a lot of headaches for producer Dore Schary, screenwriter Allen Rivkin and director Edward Dmytryk during the House Unamerican Activities hearings a few years later: what was accepted as pro-American in 1946 would soon be labelled "Pinko" by the anti-Red zealots.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2014
UPC: 0888574073619
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 8,669

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dorothy McGuire Pat Ruscomb
Guy Madison Cliff Harper
Robert Mitchum William Tabeshaw
Bill Williams Perry Kincheloe
Tom Tully C.W. Harper
William Gargan Sgt. Gunny Watrous
Jean Porter Helen Ingersoll
Johnny Sands Tommy Hendricks
Loren Tindall Pinky
Ruth Nelson Amy Harper
Selena Royle Mrs. Kincheloe
Harry Von Zell Scuffy
Richard Benedict Boy from Idaho
John Bailey Actor
Paul Birch Serviceman
Ellen Corby Mrs. Sumpter
Blake Edwards Foreman
William Forrest Detective Lieutenant
Harry Hayden Ed Tompkins
Frederic Howard Zeke Ingersoll
Teddy Infuhr Freddie Stewart
Stan Johnson Capt. Jack Winthrop
Harold Kruger Practical Life Guard
Robert Lowell Epstein
Anthony Marsh Actor
William Newell Warrant Officer
Jack Parker Collector
John S. Roberts Actor
Tim Ryan Steve Sumpter
Dick Tyler Jimmy Kincheloe
Margaret Wells Mrs. Ingersoll
Mary Worth Mrs. Tompkins
Peter Varney Franks
Michael Kostrick Interviewer
Eddie Craven Waiter

Technical Credits
Edward Dmytryk Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Harry Gerstad Editor
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Buddy Kaye Songwriter
Jack Okey Art Director
Alan Rivkin Screenwriter
Dore Schary Producer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
William L. Stevens Set Decoration/Design
Harry J. Wild Cinematographer

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