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It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  28 May 1944 (USA)
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

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Lawrence 'Larry' Stevens
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Sylvia Smith / Sylvia Stevens
Jack Oakie ...
Uncle Oscar Smith / Cigolini
Edgar Kennedy ...
Inspector Mulrooney
John Philliber ...
Pop Benson
Edward Brophy ...
Jake Shomberg
George Cleveland ...
Mr. Gordon
Sig Ruman ...
Mr. Beckstein
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Shep
George Chandler ...
Bob
Eddie Acuff ...
Jim
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In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Lawrence 'Larry' Stevens is an ambitious reporter of The Evening News. One day, he is celebrating with his colleagues and he tells his friend Pop Benson that he would like to know the news in advance before it happens. While they are walking on the street, they see a poster of the clairvoyant Cigolini and his gorgeous niece Sylvia Smith and they decide to go to a theater to see the show. Larry flirts with Sylvia and on his way back home, he overhears Pop on the street and the old man tells that he is waiting for him and gives a newspaper to him. Larry does not give much attention and puts the newspaper in the pocket of his jacket. On the next morning, he finds that the newspaper is an edition of the next day. Larry uses the information to scoop about a hold up in the opera house, becoming the prime suspect of Inspector Mulrooney. Larry dates Sylvia and Pop gives another edition of The Evening News of the next day. Larry becomes a successful ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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28 May 1944 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Writer Helene E. Franekel, who was working on her first film, observed Jack Gakie answering dialogue cues in his own words and generally rewriting his part. Clair observed that the actor always conveyed the information that was necessary, albeit in his own words. Fraenkel was surprised that Clair didn't seem threatened by these changes and, in fact, seemed to welcome them. See more »

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Music by Franz von Suppé
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Nobody Believes in Miracle Nowadays
21 August 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Lawrence 'Larry' Stevens (Dick Powell) is an ambitious reporter of The Evening News. One day, he is celebrating with his colleagues and he tells his friend Pop Benson (John Philliber) that he would like to know the news in advance before it happens. While they are walking on the street, they see a poster of the clairvoyant Cigolini (Jack Oakie) and his gorgeous niece Sylvia Smith (Linda Darnell) and they decide to go to a theater to see the show.

Larry flirts with Sylvia and on his way back home, he overhears Pop on the street and the old man tells that he is waiting for him and gives a newspaper to him. Larry does not give much attention and puts the newspaper in the pocket of his jacket. On the next morning, he finds that the newspaper is an edition of the next day. Larry uses the information to scoop about a hold up in the opera house, becoming the prime suspect of Inspector Mulrooney (Edgar Kennedy). Larry dates Sylvia and Pop gives another edition of The Evening News of the next day. Larry becomes a successful reporter and is promoted and has a raise on his job. He plans to marry Sylvia and decides to find the winners of the horse race. But soon he also learns that he will die on the next day. Now he questions whether the future can be changed.

"It Happened Tomorrow" is a delightful and fantastic romantic comedy by René Clair. The plot is very funny and entertaining with a perfect combination of romance and comedy. Linda Darnell and Dick Powell have a stunning chemistry, and Jack Oakie is hilarious. The sequence when the gossipers see Sylvia breaking in her room through the external window dressed like a man and believe that she is having an affair is one of the funniest moments of this great film. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Tempo é Uma Ilusão" ("The Time is an Illusion")


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