It Happened Tomorrow

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It Happened Tomorrow
original movie poster
Directed by René Clair
Produced by Arnold Pressburger
Written by Lord Dunsany (play)
Hugh Wedlock Jr (stry)
Howard Snyder (novel)
Lewis R. Foster (ideas)
René Clair (scrplay)
Dudley Nichols (screenplay)
Helene Fraenkel (dial.)
Starring Dick Powell
Linda Darnell
Jack Oakie
Music by Robert Stolz
Cinematography Eugen Schüfftan
Louis Clyde Stoumen
Archie J. Stout
Edited by Fred Pressburger
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s)
  • May 28, 1944 (1944-05-28) (U.S.)
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

It Happened Tomorrow is a 1944 American fantasy film directed by René Clair and starring Dick Powell, Linda Darnell and Jack Oakie, and featuring Edgar Kennedy and Sig Ruman.


Powell plays a reporter who is given, by a ghostly deceased newspaper man named Pop Benson, a newspaper that has tomorrow's news. He uses the paper to write stories and get the "scoop" on other newspaper men. In addition, he uses the power to bet on horses he knows will win and gains considerable wealth. He and new girlfriend Sylvia enjoy the power for a while until the paper predicts the reporter's death.



The film was nominated for two Academy Awards:[1]

Adaptations to Other Media[edit]

It Happened Tomorrow was adapted as a radio play on the July 3, 1944 episode of Lux Radio Theater with Don Ameche and Anne Baxter, the September 25, 1944 episode of The Screen Guild Theater with Dick Powell and Linda Darnell reprising their original roles and on the October 9, 1946 episode of Academy Award Theater, starring Eddie Bracken and Ann Blyth.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-14. 

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