It Happened Tomorrow

Directed by René Clair

Year: 1944
Running Time: 85
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama
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It Happened Tomorrow

Cast
Dick Powell
Linda Darnell
Jack Oakie
Edgar Kennedy

Crew
Directed by René Clair


What would happen if someone could get tomorrow’s newspaper headlines today? This charming period comedy tells the story of a reporter (Dick Powell) who wishes he could scoop his colleagues by knowing about events before they occur. When a mysterious old man gives him the news a day in advance, his life is turned upside down. Racing to prevent a headline predicting his own death, he gets mixed up with a beautiful fortune teller (Linda Darnell) and her overprotective uncle (Jack Oakie). It Happened Tomorrow was acclaimed French director René Clair’s (Beauty of the Devil) follow up to his equally enchanting I Married a Witch, both made during his exile in Hollywood during World War II. Clair’s famous whimsical style is evident in this cautionary tale; be careful—what you wish for might come true. This sparkling black and white film was restored from a 4K scan.

Reviews

"Engaging fantasy, flawlessly made and quietly very entertaining." - Halliwell's Film Guide

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