On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)




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Daisy Gamble (Barbara Streisand) is a chain smoker who is afraid to fly due to regulations that prohibit the habit during takeoffs and landings. She agrees to hypnotism to stop smoking before an important interview for her boyfriend Warren (Larry Blyden), a perfect square and business school graduate. Daisy attends a seminar given by Dr. Marc Chabot (Yves Montand), and it is discovered she has ESP. She relives her past life as a 19th century British guttersnipe who marries her way into the … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Alan Jay Lerner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2005
Paramount Pictures


as Daisy Gamble

as Dr. Marc Chabot

as Dr. Mason Hume

as Tad Pringle

as Warren Pratt

as Dr. Conrad Fuller

as Robert Tentrees

as Mrs. Fitzherbert

as Winnie Wainwhistle

as Prince Regent

as Divorce Attorney

as Prosecuting Attorney

as Mrs. Hatch

as Lord Percy

as Muriel

as Diana Smallwood

as Clews

as Millard

as Wytelipt

as Preston
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Critic Reviews for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | May 27, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Despite its numerous faults, it succeeds as a Streisand showcase

Full Review… | February 15, 2010

Though one of Minnelli's weaker films, this Alan J. Lerner's musical, which bears thematic resemblance to Minnelli's Gigi and Cukor's My Fair Lady, is worth seeing for Streisand's performance.

Full Review… | July 23, 2009

Audience Reviews for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

The only reason I saw this movie was because I thought Jack Nicholson was in it, but he just has a very small role. Streisand is the star and she just keeps singing, I didn't even understand what the story was about. I was too bored to care anyway.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I love this movie, but was sad to see that Netflix (or whomever they get thier movies from) sent out an edited version, without all of the previous lives in it. I plan on complaining to Netflix about this. I remembered the other lives from watching it on tv as a kid.


This film was the perfect example of a fascinating concept completely blitzed by horrible direction. I have heard that Vincente Minnelli went senile in his later years and this sloppy joe movie seemingly backs this up. Yves Montond and Barbra's alter ego have NO chemistry, which is easily blamed on the fact that they never once share the screen not to mention the musical numbers are bland. Everytime the narrative starts to drag (which is often) Minnelli throws in a tacky gimmick to zest things up. Still, the concept was interesting enough to warrant a remake.

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