Douglas Sirk Rarities
There’s Always Tomorrow
Directed by Douglas Sirk • 1955 • United States
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett
One of director Douglas Sirk’s most savagely subversive deconstructions of the American nuclear family, THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW casts Fred MacMurray as Clifford Groves, a toy-company executive whose wife (Joan Bennett) and kids take him for granted. When former flame Norma Vail (Barbara Stanwyck) unexpectedly reenters his life, Cliff sees a second chance at finding happiness—but can he escape the stifling conformity of the 1950s suburban “dream”?
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The Tarnished Angels
Directed by Douglas Sirk • 1957 • United States
Starring Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone
Though Douglas Sirk is widely celebrated for his mastery of Technicolor, THE TARNISHED ANGELS—expressionistically rendered in widescreen black and white—stands as one of the director’s most sophist...