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Barbra plays Daisy Gamble, a 22 year old college student. A student with a smoking addiction that her boyfriend, Warren, disapproves of. So, to stop smoking, she decides to visit the class of Dr. Marc Chabot. As Dr. Chabot hypnotises a student as a demonstration, Daisy is inadvertantly hypnotised as well.Dr. Chabot unhypnotises Daisy and she goes on her way.

Outside his classroom on his way back to his office where Daisy is waiting. Daisy explains to him, as they enter his office, her reasons for seeing him. She needs to be hypnotised out of smoking. As she so perfectly words it, "She's an addicted addict." Dr. Chabot agress to help Daisy and he hypnotises her.

As Daisy is under hypnosis, Dr. Chabot discovers that she may have lived before in England. Dr. Chabot is skeptical of the theory of reincarnation. So he continues his sessions with Daisy to try and uncover the truth. All the time he becomes more and more fascinated by Daisy's past-life self, Melinda.

Daisy is falling more and more for Dr. Chabot, compltely oblivious to the fact that he doesn't even like her. He likes who she once was.

After many hours of therapy, Dr. Chabot is convinced that reincarnation does exist and decides to go public with the information. Daisy has no clue he is talking about her. Dr. Chabot almost gets fired from his position at the college for coming out into the open with his findings.

Concerned about Dr. Chabot, she goes to check on him. She discovers their sessions on tapes there. She is shocked and amazed. She refuses to see Dr. Chabot anymore. She also tells Warren to hit the road.

Dr. Chabot apologizes to Daisy and tells her that "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever." As the film finishes, Daisy has an epiphany. She needs to be who she is, not what someone wants her to be.

CAST

  • Barbra Streisand .... Daisy Gamble / Melinda
  • 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 .... Mrs. Fitzherbert
  • Irene Handl .... Winnie Wainwhisle
  • Roy Kinnear .... Prince Regent
  • Peter Crowcroft .... Divorce Attorney
  • Byron Webster .... Prosecuting Attorney
  • Mabel Albertson .... Mrs. Hatch
  • Laurie Main .... Lord Percy
  • Kermit Murdock .... Hoyt III
  • Elaine Giftos .... Muriel
  • John Le Mesurier .... Pelham
  • Angela Pringle .... Diana Smallwood
  • Leon Ames .... Clews
  • Paul Camen .... Millard
  • George Neise .... Wytelipt
  • Tony Colti .... Preston
  • Jeannie Berlin .... Girl in orphanage
  • Richard Kiel .... Blacksmith
  • Judith Lowry

    DIRECTOR

    Vincente Minnelli

    WRITER

    Alan Jay Lerner

    PRODUCER

    Howard W. Koch

    MUSIC

  • Burton Lane .... Music
  • Alan Jay Lerner .... Lyrics
  • Nelson Riddle .... Musical Director

    CINEMATOGRAPHER

  • Harry Stradling Sr.

    FILM EDITOR

  • David Bretherton

    PRODUCTION DESIGNER

  • John DeCuir

    ART DIRECTION

  • John DeCuir (as John de Cuir)

    SET DECORATORS

  • Raphael Bretton
  • George James Hopkins

    COSTUME DESIGNERS

  • Cecil Beaton
  • Arnold Scaasi

    MAKE UP

  • Harry Ray

    ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

  • William McGarry
  • John M. Poer (DGA trainee)
  • William R. Poole

    CHOROGRAPHER

  • Howard Jeffrey

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • PRODUCTION COMPANY: Paramount Pictures [us]
  • RUNNING TIME: USA:129
  • COLOR
  • SOUND MIX: Originally Mono / Remastered Stereo for Laserdisc
  • WIDESCREEN ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1
  • MPAA RATING: G

    COMMENTARY:

  • This is truly a great film. The musical numbers are incredible. It is well written and overall completely enjoyable. Several scenes were deleted to make the film run more smoothly. Four musical numbers were trimmed: "Wait 'Til We're 65" by Barbra and Larry Blyden, "Who Is There Among Us Who Knows?" by Jack Nicholson, "She Isn't You" by Yves Montand and "ESP" by Barbra. Three songs, "Who Is There Among Us Who Knows?," "She Isn't You," "She Isn't You" and "Wait 'Til We're 65" were issued on bootleg recordings released over the years. Including the SELECTIONS FROM ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER recording.

    NOTES:

  • This feature is only available on VHS. It has been edited from its original format. It has been edited down to fit a normal television screen.
  • The unedited widescreen edition was available on Laserdisc, but is no longer in print.
  • No current plans exist to release this title on DVD.
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