On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Synopsis: Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Vincente Minnelli
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

Hey, buds below

Up is where to grow

Up, with which below

Can't compare with


It's lovely up here

Life down a hole

Takes an awful toll

What with not a soul there

To share with

Hurry, it's lovely up here

Wake up

Bestir yourself

It's time that you disinter yourself

You've got a spot to fill

A pot to fill

And what a gift package

Of shower, sun and love

You'll be met above everywhere

With fondled and sniffed

By millions who drift by

Life here is rosy

If you're a posy

Hurry, it's lovely here

Climb up, geranium

It can't be fun subterranean

On the exterior

It's cheerier

R.S. V.P., peonies

Pollinate the breeze

Make the queen of bees

Hot as brandy

Come give at least

A preview of Easter

Come up

And see the hoot we're giving

Come up

And see the grounds for living

Come poke your head out

Open up and spread out

Hurry, it's lovely here

On a clear day

You can see forever

Forever and ever and ever and ever

And you'll see who you are

On a clear day

How it will astound you

That the glow of your being

Outshines every star

You'll feel part of

Every mountain, sea and shore

You can hear from far and near

A world you never

Never heard before

And on a clear day

On a clear day

You can see forever and ever

And ever

And evermore

And now the window opens.

It gently, gently opens,

and the night steals softly in.

Your eyelids now are heavy.

Your arms are numb and heavy.

Your legs are dull and heavy

and you give yourself to sleep.

A deep sleep.

He's under. Lights, please.

I'll begin with

posthypnotic suggestion,

and after, if Preston here

is a good subject, regression.

- When does this class meet again?

- On Wednesday, sir.

On Wednesday.

Mr Preston, after I waken you,

the first time I say the word

"Wednesday," you will take off your left

shoe and sock and put them on again.

Remember, the first time

I say the word "Wednesday."

Now for regression.

I will try and take Preston back

through his life to the age of 5.

Stand up and turn around, please.

I want you to go back in time

to your 20th birthday.

- Dr Chabot.

- No questions now.

Now, five years more

to your 15th birthday.

Now, five years more

to your 10th.

Now, another five years, and when I

count to three and snap my fingers,

you will be 5 years old.

Five years old,

at your first day of school.



Give me back my chalk, Henry.

Come on, Henry Tillsbury.

You give me back my chalk,

or I'll throw the glue at you

and you'll get all gooey.

- Sit down, Preston.

- Oh, Henry, I am not sitting

- on your turtle. Honest.

- What's her name?

- Miss Hildebrand, you gotta make...

- Doesn't anybody know who she is?


To be hypnotized indirectly

is very common,

but to be regressed indirectly

is not only unusual

but a little nerve-wracking.

Listen to me.

You are no longer 5 years old.

You are as you are today.

And when I count to three

and snap my fingers,

you will awaken feeling fine.

One, two, three.

How do you feel?


What happened?

I mean, how did I get over here?

You were hypnotized by mistake.

- Your mistake or mine?

- I suppose it was a bit of both.

I opened the window,

but you fell out.

- What's your name?

- Daisy Gamble.

You're not a medical student,

are you?


Did everybody, I mean,

you know, fall out?

No. No, just you.

Just me?

I'm awfully sorry, doctor.

I didn't mean to butt in, I...

Oh, I'm awfully sorry, everybody.

I mean, I didn't mean to butt in.

Please, go on with your act.

It won't happen to me again.

Boy, you can swing open

that window all you want,

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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre both for the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. more…

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