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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970 | Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand)


On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970 | Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand)

A misconceived musical adapted from a Broadway production that evoked more critical interest than box-office. Streisand is a neurotic New Yorker who visits psychiatrist Montand. He hypnotizes her, she regresses to a past life when she was a Regency gal called Melinda, and Montand falls in love with her. Minnelli’s use of time-lapse photography and psychedelia may have looked snazzy at the time but it’s dated badly.
Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand have little chemistry between them (although Montand’s twinkling eye beats Streisand’s ego every time), and, apart from the title song, Lerner’s and Lane’s score lyrics don’t offer any memorable musical moments.

Barbra Streisand as Daisy Gamble
Yves Montand as Dr Marc Chabot
Bob Newhart as Dr. Mason Hume
Larry Blyden as Warren Pratt
Simon Oakland as Dr. Conrad Fuller
Jack Nicholson as Tad Pringle
John Richardson as Robert Tentrees
Pamela Brown as Mrs. Fitzherbert
Irene Handl as Winnie Wainwhisle
Roy Kinnear as Prince Regent
Peter Crowcroft as Divorce Attorney
Byron Webster as Prosecuting Attorney
Mabel Albertson as Mrs. Hatch
Laurie Main as Lord Percy
Kermit Murdock as Hoyt III
Jeannie Berlin as Girl in Orphanage
Leoda Richards as Courtroom Spectator
Judith Lowry as
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Producer: Howard W Koch
Writer: Alan Jay Lerner
Photographer: Harry Stradling Sr
USA | 129 minutes | 1970

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