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Scene 84A.-84D. — cut. INT. A Bedroom.

Cut Scenes from “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” —Page Six

In scene 80, Marc asked Daisy: “What about Robert Tentrees? He had no money and you married him, didn't you?” (in the final cut of Clear Day, the editors simply cut to Daisy's last line, which answered Marc's question.)

MARC

What about Robert Tentrees? He had no money and you married him, didn't you?

DAISY

(in the chair, remembering something) Oh, my God!

MARC

What's the matter?

Melinda wakes up in bed

84A. A BEDROOM - (DAY)

Melinda and Robert have been asleep in a double bed. Melinda has just awakened and is looking at the clock on the night table.

She shakes Robert and they both leap from bed in a mad rush.

Scene 84 costume

84B. STREET IN DENSE FOG - (DAY)

Melinda and Robert run out of the house and into a waiting carriage, barely visible in the soupy stuff.

84C. EXT. ANOTHER STREET HEAVILY FOGGED - (DAY)

The carriage pulls up and Robert and Melinda leap out and into a dim building.

Streisand in fur in cut scene

84D. INT. CHURCH ALTAR - (DAY)

Melinda and Robert, still puffing, are standing before a minister who is marrying them.

DAISY'S VOICE

True, he had not a penny to his name. But love is the exception to every rule, is it not?

Scene 84

Scene 115.-116.—cut. INT. A Salon at the Royal Pavillion at Brighton (Night)

Scene 115 began a whole sequence of scenes which were cut from On A Clear Day. At this point the final film is at the one hour mark — almost half way through. Subplots and flashbacks were apparently cut for time.

The first scene to go from this section was 115 — which was after Marc hypnotizing Daisy with his mind for the first time. Marc asked Daisy/Melinda to resume telling the story about Robert Tentrees from where they left off. Daisy/Melinda sat up in her chair and exclaimed, “Please! Not when I'm about to make an entrance!”

Scene 115

(Photo, above: A still of Streisand on the set filming scene 115. Streisand is wearing the burgandy velvet gown which did not appear in any other scene in the final film. Cecil Beaton shot a series of posed portraits of Streisand in this gown. Photo, below: Here's the same shot with a different crop.)

Scene 115, cut

Here is the scene that was supposed to follow. Tentrees dealings in the insurance business were examined. It's implied that Melinda has used her powers to alert Robert of ships which would be bad insurance investments:

INT. A SALON AT THE ROYAL PAVILLION AT BRIGHTON (NIGHT)

It is crowded. A footman is announcing.

FOOTMAN

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tentrees.

Melinda and Robert enter. Robert is now a man of considerable bearing. All heads in the room turn. They are immediately surrounded.

DAISY'S VOICE

Before you start pecking at me — we're at the Royal Pavillion.

MARC'S VOICE

Again?

DAISY'S VOICE

Two and a half years later. Now if you'll excuse me...

MARC'S VOICE

I want to talk about Robert.

DAISY'S VOICE

I know. Everyone does.

MARC'S VOICE

What do you mean?

116. DAISY AND ROBERT

Robert is talking to a distinguised looking gentleman.

ROBERT

I cannot tomorrow. I will be at Parliament with the Prime Minister most of the day. We shall have to do it next week.

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN

Next week is too late, Tentrees. The ship is sailing Monday and I need insurance.

ROBERT

Go elsewhere.

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN

After being rejected by you? With your record? What company would take me?

ROBERT

I wouldn't know, sir. I speak only for Pelham of London.

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN

But you're wrong about the “Lady Maria.” She's one of the best frigates afloat, and always kept in immaculate condition.

ROBERT

Yes. I'm told there's not a rat on it.

A MRS. FITZHERBERT appears, interrupting the discussion.

ROBERT

(Bowing) Good evening, Mrs. Fitzherbert.

MRS. FITZHERBERT

(To the distinguished gentleman) Would you excuse us, please?

(She starts to lead Robert and Melinda across the room) The Duke of Glenallen longs to meet you. In fact, he's quite beside himself and I think he deserves a more amusing companion.

MARK'S VOICE

(Plainly indicating genuine irritation as Melinda and company traverse the hall) All that fuss over Robert Tentrees. You would think he was ... I don't know what!

DAISY'S VOICE

I know exactly what: One of the richest men in England.

MARK'S VOICE

(Even more irritated) I don't believe it. How?

The tableau freezes.

DAISY'S VOICE

I'm tired.

The paint runs down the screen.

Below: Streisand on the set ...

Streisand on set

Finally, here is a shot of the cast filming Melinda and Robert making their entrance into the music room of the Royal Pavilion.

Melinda and Robert making entrance

 

Scene 117. Marc's Office.

Following the flashback scene described above was another present-day scene. In it, Marc played “free association” with Daisy to test how aware she was of her former life.

Marc quizzes Daisy

Daisy, unfortunately, associated each word that Marc suggested with cigarettes. (“Parliament ... Cigarettes. King ... Size. Prime Minister ... Winston. Lord ... Tarryton. Duke ... Kent. Queen ... Fag.”) Daisy, under Marc's care to help her stop smoking, clearly had a one-track mind! In the scene, Marc became very frustrated with Daisy.

[Note: Paramount's schooting schedule reveals that this scene, the 21st day of shooting, was filmed on February 4, 1969 on Stage 5. On the schedule, the scene is notated as “Marc tries out the L'Histoire de Rien test on Daisy.” For props, the schedule called for “Blooming Flowers.”]

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