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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

A troubled young woman who visits a psychotherapist to help her quit smoking undergoes hypnosis and finds herself reliving a tragic Victorian romance from a past life.

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Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them. Written by Kathy Li

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17 June 1970 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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According to the 1974 biography, "Barbra Streisand: The First Decade", this was originally envisioned as a 3-hour "road show" extravaganza, and included many sequences of Daisy's other lives (photos of which were printed in some pre-release promotions), but director Vincente Minnelli and the studio felt it would be too long, especially since musicals had already begun to fail at the box office. In addition to all but the briefest of Jack Nicholson's scenes being cut, a musical number sung by him, "Who Is There Among Us Who Knows?", with Barbra humming in harmony, was also cut, as well as a duet between Larry Blyden and Barbra Streisand. "Clear Day" producer Howard W. Koch had a search for the footage done in 1994. He wanted to use the "Who is There Among Us.." song at the AFI tribute to Jack Nicholson. Nothing turned up at Paramount. Koch asked Streisand and Minnelli's widow if they had the cut footage but neither did. Koch felt that if the film still existed it was probably in a mislabeled film canister. See more »

Goofs

The telephone ring in Chabot's office is not a typical Bell company ring, even though the story is supposedly set in New York. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Marc Chabot: How was the smoking last night and today?
Daisy Gamble: Oh, much better. If the phone hadn't rung this morning I wouldn't have smoked until breakfast.
Dr. Marc Chabot: Do you always smoke on the telephone?
Daisy Gamble: Well, you got to. I mean, You just *got* to. I-I mean, you got this hand left over doing nothing. Of course, I usually hear it before it rings and light up ahead of time.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry (1977) See more »

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
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Just the period visuals make it worth watching, let alone the songs!
26 August 2002 | by (Bilbao, Spain) – See all my reviews

I find "On a Clear..." to be a delicious example of a star vehicle which lets the star (Barbra Streisand in this instance) show her great abilities to the movie's advantage. The period characterization is almost unbelievable, Cecil Beaton's costumes are beyond wonderful. He manages to make Barbra look actually beautiful and stunning in the scene where she is seducing Robert Tentrees, thus making the situation more realistic. After all it is supposed to be a musical comedy, not historical drama, and as such, it is highly entertaining. For me it is a gem.


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