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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daisy Gamble
... Dr. Marc Chabot
... Dr. Mason Hume
... Warren Pratt
... Dr. Conrad Fuller
... Tad Pringle
... Robert Tentrees
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Fitzherbert
... Winnie Wainwhisle
... Prince Regent
Peter Crowcroft ... Divorce Attorney
Byron Webster ... Prosecuting Attorney
... Mrs. Hatch
... 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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17 June 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Melinda  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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Paramount offered Yves Montand two hundred thousand dollars for the role of Dr. Marc Chabot. Uneasy about playing another Latin lover, Montand made a counteroffer of four hundred thousand dollars, "just to see what they say". To his surprise, Paramount accepted. 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

Dr. Marc Chabot: This is a fantasy, Conrad!
Dr. Conrad Fuller: To six hundred million Mohammed-ens, so is Christmas!
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Referenced in Fiddler on the Roof: 30 Years of Tradition (2001) See more »

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Love With All the Trimmings
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
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Great, w/ a few qualifications
11 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

Just saw it, and I loved it! What struck me was the beauty of the writing; truly intelligent and exciting dialog, solidly worldly and then suddenly transcendent. There was this one moment near the end where Montand is giving Daisy his impassioned pep talk, leading to a capstone pronouncement. He pauses.... And I knew exactly what he was going to say before he said it; and not because it was melodramatically predictable, but rather because it was magnificently true.

My only qualification is a "drat it" regret that not all the songs were great. Half were well crafted, and the other half are poor-to-middling, with one having truly cringe-inducing lyrics. That's too bad; dropped the ball there. But the blockbuster songs are excellent. I'd always wanted to hear more Montand, and there he was giving the songs the timing and smooth delivery one expects from a great entertainer.

I can see why some folks think of this as a lesser period piece. But, like I said, I feel the writing lifts this out of the period and invites us to listen and watch with everything we have. And isn't that what art is supposed to do? Watch it.


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