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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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doctor | flowers | past | love | hypnosis | See All (182) »

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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

Average Shot Length (ASL) = 7.7 seconds (fast for a Vincente Minnelli film) 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: They're geraniums... any minute now.
Dr. Conrad Fuller: Oh?
Dr. Marc Chabot: Miss Gamble says that she can make flowers grow faster.
Dr. Conrad Fuller: Faster than what, Miss Gamble?
Daisy Gamble: Well, you know, *faster*. Um, I mean, my friend Muriel and I, we plant our seeds on the same day and, uh, I don't know, my flowers come charging out of the pot as if the police were after them and... poor Muriel.
Dr. Conrad Fuller: Do you ever talk to your flowers, Miss Gamble?
Daisy Gamble: Talk to them? What do you think I am? Crazy?
Dr. Conrad Fuller: Do you?
Daisy Gamble: You don't think I should?
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Connections

Referenced in On a Clear Day You Can See Whatever (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here!
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
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Just the period visuals make it worth watching, let alone the songs!
26 August 2002 | by jbernabeusSee all my reviews

I find "On a Clear..." to be a delicious example of a star vehicle which lets the star (Barbra Streisand in this instance) show her great abilities to the movie's advantage. The period characterization is almost unbelievable, Cecil Beaton's costumes are beyond wonderful. He manages to make Barbra look actually beautiful and stunning in the scene where she is seducing Robert Tentrees, thus making the situation more realistic. After all it is supposed to be a musical comedy, not historical drama, and as such, it is highly entertaining. For me it is a gem.


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