Tomorrow We Live (1942)
Tomorrow We Live is a 1942 American film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. The film is also known as The Man with a Conscience in the United Kingdom. Julie Bronson (Jean Parker), whose father, “Pop” Bronson (Emmett Lynn) operates a desert cafÃ©, is attracting the unwanted attention of a half-crazed gangster known as The Ghost (Ricardo Cortez) who runs a desert night club several miles away. The Ghost knows that “Pop” Bronson is an escaped convict and blackmails him into using his desert shack as a warehouse for “hot” stolen rubber tires to be sold on the Black Market. In an effort to save her father, Julie sends her sweetheart, Bob Lord (William Marshall) an army lieutenant stationed at a nearby desert camp, away. A rival gang, led by Kohler (Frank Hagney), wrecks the crime czar’s “pleasure of palace” and gives him a beating. The Ghost, believing Pop Bronson responsible, goes to his desert cafÃ© and brutally shoots him before the horrified eyes of Julie.