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On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney. She wishes that she could relive 1946 and avoid the mistakes that she made throughout the year. Her wish comes true but cheating fate proves more difficult than she anticipated.
According to correspondence in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library, early versions of the script had character "Paul Onslow" attending a conference dealing with disarmament rather than trade agreements. Jason S. Joy, the Director of the Studio Relations Office of the Advanced Materials and Processing Program, expressed concern about this, advising the studio that they might wish to consider turning the conference into a more vague peace treaty matter. He especially wanted them to avoid "any implication that the delegates are interested in international graft rather than in international peace." Joy explained that "The important thing is not to undermine public confidence in disarmament conferences in which our country and other countries right now are very much interested." See more »
Although the credits acknowledge an original story by Gordon Morris & Morton Barteau called 'Auf Wiedersehen', the footsteps in which this film seems most strongly to be following is David Belasco's hit Broadway fantasy of 1911, 'The Return of Peter Grimm' (filmed twice in the silent era and again in 1935 with Lionel Barrymore); especially as screenwriter Bradley Page had also scripted the 1926 version with Alec B. Francis directed by Victor Schertzinger.
Despite the hourglass & pendulum accompanying the opening titles, the talky plot belies the race against the clock suggested by the title, and a religious element increasingly intrudes as the film progresses. It is vaguely implied that Warner Baxter has now seen the afterlife, from which he has returned temporarily with clairvoyant powers (since he knows in advance why John Boles arrives late) and a new-found belief in God.
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