On a Clear Day You Can See Forever


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Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking, to please her fiance, 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. 

Still in love with his deceased wife, Dr. Mark Bruckner, a dashing psychiatrist and professor, unknowingly takes on the case of his life with David Gamble, a quirky young florists' assistant. While putting David under hypnosis to help him quit smoking so he can move in with his perfect boyfriend Warren, Dr. Bruckner stumbles upon what he believes to be David's former self — a dazzling and self-possessed 1940s jazz singer Melinda Wells. Instantly intrigued by Melinda, Dr. Bruckner finds himself swept up in the pursuit of an irresistible (and impossible) love affair with this woman from another time and place, who may or may not have ever existed.

Trivia & History

A myth has arisen that the show is based loosely on John L. Balderston's play Berkeley Square. This is — dare we use such strong language? — poppycock. The source for this silly idea seems to be the Time magazine review of the original production, which suggested that Lerner stole his plot from Berkeley Square. But in fact the differences between the two works are greater than their similarities. For starters, Daisy Gamble does not actually travel in time, unlike Peter Standish, the central character of Berkeley Square.

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Alternate Titles

  • I Picked a Daisy (working title when Richard Rodgers was composer)

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