First ever UK DVD release of this film by acclaimed director René Clair. Twice Oscar nominated. Larry Stevens (Dick Powell) is an ambitious newspaper reporter in the late nineteenth century gaslight era of big city America. Eager to scoop his competitors, Stevens wishes that he could know the news before it happens. When a mysterious old man grants Stevens that power he advises the ambitious reporter against using it. But when Stevens is able to predict what happens twenty-four hours in advance by reading the next day s paper in advance, he becomes unstoppable: scooping all the other papers, beating the police to big crimes and picking sure-fire winners at the race track. Unstoppable that is, until he learns of his own death tomorrow...
Engaging fantasy, flawlessly made and quietly very entertaining --Halliwells Film Guide