Make Way for Tomorrow: The Criterion Collection (1937)
Friday 21st January 2022
Make Way for Tomorrow, by Leo Mccarey (An Affair to Remember), is one of the great unsung Hollywood masterpieces, an enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap.
Beulah Bondi (It's a Wonderful Life) and Victor Moore (Swing Time) headline a cast of incomparable character actors, starring as an elderly couple who must move in with their grown children after the bank takes their home, yet end up separated and subject to their offspring's selfish whims.
An inspiration for Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story, this is among American cinema's purest tearjerkers, all the way to its unflinching ending, which McCarey refused to change despite studio pressure.
Make Way for Tomorrow is given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 25th April 2022 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
- High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today, an interview from 2009 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich discussing the career of director Leo McCarey and Make Way for Tomorrow
- Video interview from 2009 with critic Gary Giddins, in which he talks about McCarey's artistry and the political and social context of the film
- Booklet featuring essays by critic Tag Gallagher and filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, and an excerpt from film scholar Robin Wood's 1998 piece "Leo McCarey and Family Values"
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.