On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Film Streams Free Now

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Film Streams Free Now

The 1970 musical comedy-drama "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever", starring Barbra Streisand, has been released for free streaming.

The musical is directed by Vincente Minnelli and is an adaptation of the 1965 Broadway production of the same name. Opening at Broadway's Mark Hellinger Theatre, the show was a moderate success and ran for 280 performances. The musical later opened on Broadway in 2011 with a heavily revised book.

Here's how to catch the original "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" now:



"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" tells the story of Daisy Gamble (Barbra Streisand) as she's trying to stop smoking by using hypnosis at the request of her fiancé. While hypnotized, she reveals to her psychiatrist, Marc (Yves Montand), that she's the reincarnation of a 19th-century seductress named Lady Melinda Winifred Waine Tentrees.

Marc soon falls in love with Daisy's former self, while Daisy in turn falls for Marc. However, when she realizes that Marc is only interested in Lady Melinda, she pulls away.

The musical will be streaming for free through December 7th, with a direct link to the stream now available in our list of free streaming musicals and plays.



The musical was revived on Broadway in 2011 at the St. James Theatre with Harry Connick Jr. starred as Dr. Mark Bruckner. The cast also included Jessie Mueller as Melinda and David Turner as David Gamble. The show was heavily revised following a developmental workshop at The Vineyard Theatre in 2009.

The plot centered this time around a gay florist who was a female jazz singer Melinda in a former life. The florist eventually falls in love with his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Bruckner. The production was not a success and closed after just 57 performances. 

In his review of the original film for The New York Times, Vincent Canby said: "Minnelli's love of décor transforms the movie into very real fantasy, and the star into a stunning looking and funny character who mouths her arch, pseudo-Terence Rattigan lines as if she were parodying Margaret Leighton. She is so fine, in fact, that if I didn't know she was not terribly good at lip-sync, I would suspect someone else was reading her.The high-point of the film for me, and one of the most graceful Streisand moments ever put on film, is a royal dinner at which Minnelli's camera explores Miss Streisand in loving circling close-up while her voice is heard on the soundtrack singing "Love With All the Trimmings." It's lush lyricism from Minnelli's "Yolanda and the Thief period."