An ambitious newspaper reporter (Dick Powell), eager to scoop the competition, wishes he could know the news before it happens. A mysterious old man (John Philliber) grants the reporter that power, even as he cautions against using it. Now able to predict the news 24 hours in advance, the reporter goes about scooping all the other papers, picking sure-fire winners at the race track, and enjoying life… until he learns — in advance, of course — of his own death. Our hero’s problem: How can he keep the future from happening?
cast: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy
1944, B&W, 86 minutes