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Writers:
Alan Jay Lerner (play)
Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 June 1970 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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

Richard Kiel ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Judith Lowry ... (uncredited)
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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)
 
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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Color (Technicolor)
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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:
Dr. Marc Chabot:Have you ever been to England, Miss Gamble?
Daisy Gamble:No, I'm afraid of flying. Well, not so much of flying, more so of the "no smoking" sign!
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
An Under-Rated Charmer, 13 August 2005
Author: gftbiloxi (gftbiloxi@yahoo.com) from Biloxi, Mississippi

Based on the marginally successful 1965 Broadway musical with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Learner and a solid score by Burton Lane, the 1970 ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER was no box office disaster--but it was a disappointment, failing to draw a broad audience and performing much more poorly than any one had imagined. This is a pity, for although it cannot be classed among the truly great musical musicals it is nonetheless a very good one, imaginatively filmed and beautifully performed.

The story concerns a scatter-brained young woman named Daisy Gamble (Barbra Streisand) who is desperate to quit smoking and who lays siege to a noted hypnotist Dr. Charbot (Yves Montand.) But it happens that Daisy, for all her goofiness, is unexpectedly gifted: she can find lost items, she knows when the telephone will ring--and once under hypnosis she stuns Charbot by transforming into Melinda, a woman who lived, loved, and died more than a century before.

The cast is superior. Streisand is memorably fresh in the role of Daisy and performs her numbers with remarkable youthful zeal and a flawless artistry; she is a tremendous amount of fun to watch and an endless pleasure to hear. Although it seems many Americans fail to see the appeal of the great French singer and actor Yves Montand, he handles his songs with the same world-weary style that first brought him to the attention of the legendary Edith Piaf--and it proves a remarkably effective foil for Streisand, setting off her expansive performance to perfection. The remaining cast, which includes a very young Jack Nicholson and Bob Newhart, is equally fine.

This was the last musical for Vincent Minnelli, perhaps the greatest director of golden age musicals and creator of such films as MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, and he endows the film with his very elegant eye; the "past life" sequences, in which designer Cecil Beaton had a hand, are particularly beautiful. Add in such beautifully orchestrated and performed songs as "It's Lovely Up Here," "Come Back To Me," and the title piece--and when all is said and done ON A CLEAR DAY is a very enjoyable film indeed.

The film was originally intended to be released in a three hour version--but in the wake of several box office disasters for large scale musicals both Minnelli and the studio thought better of it and cut the film significantly. It would seem these scenes are gone forever, and more's the pity. Still, this no-frills DVD release offers a best-possible print in terms of both sound and picture, and both long-time fans and newcomers will adore it. Recommended.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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