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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever -- Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking, to please her finacee, 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.

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Alan Jay Lerner (play)
Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 June 1970 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbra Streisand ... Daisy Gamble

Yves Montand ... Dr. Marc Chabot

Bob Newhart ... Dr. Mason Hume
Larry Blyden ... Warren Pratt

Simon Oakland ... Dr. Conrad Fuller

Jack Nicholson ... Tad Pringle

John Richardson ... Robert Tentrees
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Fitzherbert
Irene Handl ... Winnie Wainwhisle

Roy Kinnear ... Prince Regent
Peter Crowcroft ... Divorce Attorney
Byron Webster ... Prosecuting Attorney
Mabel Albertson ... Mrs. Hatch
Laurie Main ... Lord Percy
Kermit Murdock ... Hoyt III
Elaine Giftos ... Muriel

John Le Mesurier ... Pelham
Angela Pringle ... Diana Smallwood

Leon Ames ... Burt Clews
Paul Camen ... Millard
George N. Neise ... Wytelipt (as George Neise)
Tony Colti ... Preston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeannie Berlin ... Girl in Orphanage (uncredited)
Fiona Curzon ... (uncredited)

Richard Kiel ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Judith Lowry ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Jay Lerner  play
Alan Jay Lerner  screenplay

Produced by
Howard W. Koch .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr.  (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Production Design by
John DeCuir  (as John De Cuir)
 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton 
George James Hopkins  (as George Hopkins)
 
Makeup Department
Fredrick Glaser .... hair stylist: Miss Streisand
Harry Ray .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Sergei Petschnikoff .... unit production manager
Howard Roessel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
John M. Poer .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
William R. Poole .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Benjamin Resella .... scenic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Elden Ruberg .... sound recordist
Ben Winkler .... sound recordist (as Benjamin Winkler)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Nash Ott Jr. .... time-lapse photographer (as John Ott)
Maurice Gillett .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... wardrobe: men (as John Anderson)
Cecil Beaton .... period costumes
Arnold Scaasi .... contemporary costumes
Shirlee Strahm .... wardrobe: women
 
Music Department
Joseph J. Lilley .... choral arranger
Nelson Riddle .... conductor
Nelson Riddle .... music arranger
Nelson Riddle .... music supervisor
Betty Walberg .... music arranger: dances
Betty Walberg .... vocal arranger
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Howard Jeffrey .... choreographer
Walter Kelley .... dialogue coach
Arnold Scaasi .... contemporary clothes: Miss Streisand
Ron Bareham .... production accountant: UK (uncredited)
Mollie Kent .... continuity (uncredited)
 

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129 min
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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.See more »
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Plot holes: An hour and twenty in Daisy (as Melinda), after Chabot speculates that she can see into the future, says "I can about certain things, but never, never about myself". But at about the two hour mark, Daisy says she and Marc were married in 2038.See more »
Quotes:
Daisy Gamble:Healthy. Adjusted. And no character. I mean no character of any kind. I mean, not even any, uh, characteristics!See more »
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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Gets better every time., 30 December 2000
Author: Xanadu-2

On A Clear Day improves and is more enjoyable for each viewing. The first time I saw it was such a huge elephant of a movie, a baffling entertaining jumble. So many ideas propped into one movie to make it popular and a box office hit in a time of change and when the big movie companies were desperately seeking hits to save themselves from ruin.

So this movie is crammed when ingredients that had proven successful in earlier movies in the 60´s : Barbra Streisand and a musical score (Funny Girl), gigantic sets and costumes in 19th century style (My Fair Lady), 60´s mod clothing, a big European star for the overseas market (Montand), new young stars (Nicholson) for counterculture hippy flavor, student riots (very 'now' then), reincarnation and telepathy (sci-fi), british accents both snobby and cockney (swinging London)…

Barbra is one of the biggest talents of the 20th century and was born a little too late. Those huge musicals she stars so well in where dated then and she would have been better off in the 40s or 50s. She is very beautiful, womanly and sexy when she is in period costume. In the modern scenes she is fascinating and a little annoying when she´s trying to be a kooky 60´s chick à la Twiggy.

Yves Montand is miscast even though he has earthy European charm. He is unbelievable because he cannot pronounce the dialouge!!!!! His diction is a disaster and didn´t do the film any favors. Was there really no other singer for the male lead?

The songs are very good and underrated. Why does one never hear them as other musical classics? The direction from Vincente Minelli works since the film is very lush and enthralling. The period costumes by Cecil Beaton are beautiful without being too much and look great on Babs. The snazzy Scaasi mod clothes are a hoot!

It is very ambitious combinig so many elements and hope it works. Despite it all the film does have charm and one is drawn into 2 hours of pure Hollywood entertainment and at the same time it is fascinating to see one of the very last old time Hollywood productions. (It was already outdated when it was released 1970. Bad timing; the movie must have seemed as ancient as a dinosaur. It was apparently longer. There was supposedly a scene with Babs, Jack and 'Warren' at a disco but it got cut…I would LOVE to see the original version!!!!! This is good fun to watch on rainy day…forever…

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