Repeat Performance

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Repeat Performance
Repeat Performance poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlfred L. Werker
Produced byAubrey Schenck
Written byWalter Bullock (screenplay)
William O'Farrell (novel)
Music byGeorge Antheil
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Editing byLouis Sackin
StudioAubrey Schenck Productions
Distributed byEagle-Lion Films
R&B Video (DVD & VHS)
Release dates22 May 1947
Running time91 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Repeat Performance
Repeat Performance poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlfred L. Werker
Produced byAubrey Schenck
Written byWalter Bullock (screenplay)
William O'Farrell (novel)
Music byGeorge Antheil
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Editing byLouis Sackin
StudioAubrey Schenck Productions
Distributed byEagle-Lion Films
R&B Video (DVD & VHS)
Release dates22 May 1947
Running time91 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Repeat Performance (1947) is a film of the film noir style. It combines elements of a 1940s drama with a science fiction twist. The film was released by Poverty Row studio Eagle-Lion Films, directed by Alfred L. Werker, and produced by Aubrey Schenck.

Plot[edit]

Joan Leslie (left), Louis Hayward, Virginia Field (right)

On New Year's Eve 1946, a woman is standing over her dead husband with a gun in her hand. She panics and goes to her friends for help. While seeking help from her friends at a pair of parties, she wishes that she could live 1946 all over again.

Magically, because she wished exactly at the strike of midnight on New Year's, her wish is granted and she is transported back to the beginning of 1946 with her husband alive. She attempts to relive the year without making the mistakes she and her friends made throughout the year.

The story climaxes again on New Year's Eve, where she again has to decide to kill her husband or not.

Cast[edit]

Re-make[edit]

This film was re-made for the television in the 1989 film Turn Back the Clock directed by Larry Elikann. It featured Jere Burns, Wendy Kilbourne and original cast member Joan Leslie.

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