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Repeat Performance (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 22 May 1947 (USA)
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.

Director:

Alfred L. Werker (as Alfred Werker)

Writers:

Walter Bullock (screenplay), William O'Farrell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Louis Hayward ... Barney Page
Joan Leslie ... Sheila Page
Virginia Field ... Paula Costello
Tom Conway ... John Friday
Richard Basehart ... William Williams
Natalie Schafer ... Eloise Shaw
Benay Venuta ... Bess Michaels
Ilka Grüning ... Mattie (as Ilka Gruning)
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Sheila kills her husband at the start of the film with a smoking gun. We don't know how or why. All we know is men are banging on her door and she escapes. There is a notable dialogue as she makes her way to a New Years celebration with Richard Basehart as the poet William William. As she goes up the stairs to John Friday's apartment (her producer) she wishes she could relive the year and undo what she has done. William William, in an offhand remark, states he wishes he was the one who shot Barney, her erstwhile husband. We see that Destiny is not too happy with making changes to her plans. Written by Jim Mourgos

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The Story of a Woman's Great Love...for a Scoundrel! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El destino se repite See more »

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Production Co:

Bryan Foy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Richard Basehart's first movie. See more »

Connections

Remake of Turn Back the Clock (1933) See more »

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i never forgot this movie i saw on a rainy sunday 20 years ago.
8 August 1999 | by maryr_32See all my reviews

the problem is, i cant locate a copy of this movie. i have looked for literally years, ever since vcrs became popular, and it is nowhere to be found. for some reason i remember the plot of a woman getting to relive the past year with incredible fondness. it was indeed a delightful movie, and i would so much love to see it again.


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