The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfield girl, subsequent career and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
In a small, US costal town with many Spanish speakers, a motorcycle gang arrives on holiday. Also in town to try to reconnect with his pregnant girlfriend, Karen, is businessman Paul ... See full summary »
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
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 »
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 »
Dr. Marc Chabot:
How was the smoking last night and today?
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?
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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Just the period visuals make it worth watching, let alone the songs!
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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