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A studio chart in the 12 Aug 1922 Camera noted that The Man Who Saw Tomorrow was in its third week of ... More Less

A studio chart in the 12 Aug 1922 Camera noted that The Man Who Saw Tomorrow was in its third week of production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
12 Aug 1922
p. 11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 November 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: ca29 October 1922
Production Date:
began late July 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 November 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18360
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,993
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In trying to decide whom to marry--Rita Pring, the daughter of a South Seas ship captain, or Lady Helen Deene, an Englishwoman with wealth and influence--Burke Hammond consults Professor Jansen, a psychologist. Jansen induces in Burke a hypnotic trance in which he sees his future with each of the women. If he marries Helen, he will have fame, material comforts, and political power, but no love from his wife. If he marries Rita, his life will be humble but happy until Captain Pring's first mate, Jim McLeod, stirs up trouble and a shot is fired at Burke. Jansen cannot tell if the shot means death to Burke; nevertheless, Burke unhesitatingly chooses life with ... +


In trying to decide whom to marry--Rita Pring, the daughter of a South Seas ship captain, or Lady Helen Deene, an Englishwoman with wealth and influence--Burke Hammond consults Professor Jansen, a psychologist. Jansen induces in Burke a hypnotic trance in which he sees his future with each of the women. If he marries Helen, he will have fame, material comforts, and political power, but no love from his wife. If he marries Rita, his life will be humble but happy until Captain Pring's first mate, Jim McLeod, stirs up trouble and a shot is fired at Burke. Jansen cannot tell if the shot means death to Burke; nevertheless, Burke unhesitatingly chooses life with Rita. +

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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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