It Happened Tomorrow (1944): Rene Clair Directs Dick Powell (Exiles in Hollywood; Strangers in Paradise)

Made during WWII, French emigre director Rene Clair directed It Happened Tomorrow, an amusing fantasy that he co-wrote with Dudley Nichols.

Th tale concerns a reporter (Dick Powell), who has the power to see today what will be tomorrow’s headlines.

The cast includes Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, and Edgar Kennedy.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Sound Recording: Jack Whitney

Scoring of Dramatic or Comedy: Robert Stolz

 

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

The Sound Oscar went to E. H. Hansen for Wilson

Max Steiner won the Score Oscar for Since You Went Away