On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Vincente Minnelli’s last musical (1970) is not one of his bestthe film was hampered by studio cutting, depriving us of (among other things) a Jack Nicholson musical numberbut some of the master’s magic intermittently leaks through. The plot concerns a woman (Barbra Streisand) whose psychiatrist (Yves Montand) discovers that she led a previous life in 19th-century England. Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane furnished the score, and Bob Newhart and Nicholson round out the cast. Streisand certainly gives the title tune her (and its) maximum voltage. G, 129 min. (JR)

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