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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

A troubled young woman who visits a psychotherapist to help her quit smoking undergoes hypnosis and finds herself reliving a tragic Victorian romance from a past life.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Alan Jay Lerner (play), Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Fitzherbert
Irene Handl ... Winnie Wainwhisle
Roy Kinnear ... Prince Regent
Peter Crowcroft Peter Crowcroft ... Divorce Attorney
Byron Webster Byron Webster ... Prosecuting Attorney
Mabel Albertson ... Mrs. Hatch
Laurie Main ... Lord Percy
Kermit Murdock ... Hoyt III
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Storyline

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 Kathy Li

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Melinda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most of Jack Nicholson's role was left on the cutting room floor. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Daisy Gamble: That's the first time in my life I've felt like the opposite sex.
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Connections

Referenced in The Nanny: Where's the Pearls? (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Melinda
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
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My All Time Favorite Movie
19 March 2005 | by betazoid3See all my reviews

Okay, granted you have to like Barbra Streisand to love this movie. But for those of you who don't, it's worth a catch just to see Bob Newhart and Jack Nicholson as "young" men. Jack is especially funny in his short scenes with Barbra and her fiancée...

But the main reason to see this flick is the acting and musical talent of Barbra. She has to STRETCH to play a mousy crowd follower, and then switch it up to play a haughty wealthy socialite in a past time period. The costumes are out of this world, and the film should have won an academy award for costume design, although Barbra's figure did her costumes justice. The periods in history represented by the film are stunningly presented. All in all, this is my favorite movie of all time. There is laughter, sorrow, drama, singing, dancing, lots of Barbra skin showing, sexuality, scorn, mocking, a panorama of events and celebrations and Barbra's eventual awakening as her own person. I salute Vicente Minnelli, post mortem.


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