It Happened Tomorrow (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

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It Happened Tomorrow (1944)




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What would happen if someone could get tomorrow's newspaper headlines today? This charming period comedy tells the story of a reporter (Dick Powell) who wishes he could scoop his colleagues by knowing about events before they occur. When a mysterious old man gives him the news a day in advance, his life is turned upside down. Racing to prevent a headline predicting his own death, he gets mixed up with a beautiful fortune teller (Linda Darnell) and her overprotective uncle (Jack Oakie)

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Dick Powell
as Lawrence 'Larry' Stevens
Linda Darnell
as Sylvia Smith / Sylvia Stevens
Jack Oakie
as Uncle Oscar Smith / Cigolini
Edgar Kennedy
as Inspector Mulrooney
John Philliber
as Pop Benson
Edward S. Brophy
as Jake Schomberg
George Cleveland
as Mr. Gordon
Sig Rumann
as Mr. Beckstein
Jack Gardner
as Reporter
Eddie Coke
as Sweeney
Emma Dunn
as Mrs. Keever
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Critic Reviews for It Happened Tomorrow

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

By & large the simple comic pleasures of the picture lose themselves in intricate artifice, until the last half-hour.

February 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A premise that sounds perfect for The Twilight Zone.

June 13, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Dick Powell and Linda Darnell star in this time-twisting romance about a journalist who sees the next day's newspaper and tries to use this foreknowledge to his advantage.

May 31, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

More a daffy comedy than a true newspaper movie.

March 21, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

The premise illustrates the director's view of his medium as a playground of visions

February 13, 2010 | Full Review…

Meticulously crafted nonsense.

March 8, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It Happened Tomorrow

Cute premise, not perfectly executed but pleasantly charming fantasy. Linda Darnell is almost unbelievably beautiful.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This movie is sort of sci-fi , sort of comedy, and sort of a thriller, and mixes these genres well. I enjoyed this movie, and I recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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