An ambitious newspaper reporter, eager to scoop the competition, wishes he could know the news before it happens. A mysterious old man grants him the power to see tomorrow’s newspaper, but his inside track on the future comes with complications…
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Screwball comedy meets Twilight Zone. Rene Clair cut his teeth making French silents, but his skill is more mature and refined during this period. Jack Oakie is a treat as the somewhat shady but well-meaning uncle.
Charming and classic. Everything you would expect. Some inconsistent editing, Linda Darnell randomly disappears from the horse and carriage at one point. Lovely bit of styling for Sylvia especially when she's in a suit a la Coco Chanel, looks great. "Let's always take life as it comes". A really sweet and fun film.
A very campy and slap-sticky comedy about being able to predict the future and how to change your tomorrow. This seemed like a film that was made in the studio system for a quick release. There wasn't much depth to it or dimension. I was hoping for more in the ways of romance.
A super cute, whimsical little fable that's not particularly funny but has a great cast and its heart in the right place. Quintessentially American in its fixation with the media as the modern magical fortune-teller, it could in some respects be considered a lighter-hearted precursor to the, more well-known, It's A Wonderful Life released two years later.
Here you have another example of a promising idea gone to waste. The film was amusing at times, but the writers didn't do a very good job of developing the characters and as a result, what happens to them has very little emotional significance. Apart from getting to marvel at the stunningly beautiful Linda Darnell, you're left with a hokey film of little substance. Bottom line: It could have been much better!