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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Yves Montand's biography, "You See, I Haven't Forgotten", some of his musical numbers were cut from the 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: Do most people think it was a man, or a woman?
Dr. Marc Chabot: Yes. Most people think it was a man or a woman.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

What Did I Have That I Don't Have?
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
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A truly fine, fine film.
23 March 2003 | by rdvinctSee all my reviews

On A Clear day You can See Forever is truly a wonderful, feel good movie. Barbra Streisand's portrayl of Daisy Gamble is absolutely endearing. The character of Daisy is so sweet and child-like, and at the same time cooky and hysterically clumsy. In the very same movie she also portrays a sophisticated seductress of Brittish decent from the 19th century. Completely the opposite of her Daisy Gamble character. Daisy goes to see a doctor to help her quit smoking and while under hypnosis reveals the personality of Melinda, the Brittish seductress. Her doctor falls for Melinda, but is not in any way interested in Daisy in a romantic way. However, Daisy thinks the doctor is falling in love with her, and she certainly is falling in love with him. It is this plot, combined with the movies vivid color and great songs, as well as Barbra's wonderful dimmensions of acting in this film, and a terrific supporting cast, that make it such a treat to watch. By the end of the movie, you TRULY, REALLY "FEEL" Daisy's sense of feeling better about herself and loving herself for who she is. Although I have enjoyed Barbra's other musicals,(some more than others),this one is the only one that, I feel, truly leaves you with a sense of wonderment. On A Clear day You Can See Forever is an EXCELLENT, WONDERFUL movie. A visual and audial treat. Enjoy it.


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