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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

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Year - 1970
Studio - Paramount
Stars - Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden, Simon Oakland, Jack Nicholson, Pamela Brown, Irene Handl, Roy Kinnear, John Richardson
Director - Vincente Minnelli
Writing Credits - Alan Jay Lerner (screenplay and lyrics)
Music - Burton Lane


Daisy Gamble (Barbra Streisand) possesses psychic skills, including the ability to make flowers grow very rapidly. When she is in the audience of Dr. Marc Chabot's (Yves Montand) lecture on hypnosis, she, herself, goes into his trance. She later goes to him to help quit smoking and, under hypnosis, begins describing a past life, when she was "Melinda" in 19th century England.

Dr. Chabot is skeptical about her past life memories until a colleague, Dr. Conrad Fuller (Simon Oakland) researches Melinda and confirms she was a real person. His past life regression sessions with Daisy become the talk of the University.

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Daisy is becoming more interested in Dr. Chabot, and she breaks off her relationship with her ultra-practical fiance, Warren (Larry Blyden). But when she believes, mistakenly, that Chabot's interest in her is only scientific, she avoids his calls.

In a final hypnosis session, Dr. Chabot asks Daisy if she recalls other lives, in addition to that of Melinda. She remembers many, too many to count. He inquires if he, himself, appeared in her memories, and Daisy responds, "Yes - in the year 2036." With Chabot anticipating that they will be together in their next lives, he and Daisy bid each other goodbye.

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