Repeat Performance

A film by Alfred Werker
Starring Joan Leslie, Richard Basehart

Consider it the film noir version of It’s a Wonderful Life.

Broadway actress Sheila Page (Joan Leslie) rings in the New Year by shooting her husband to death. She blurts out a confession to her friend, poet William Williams (Richard Basehart), but as she leads him to the crime scene—the preceding year begins again! Will Sheila be able to correct what went so dreadfully wrong, or will Fate demand a … Repeat Performance?

Back-stabbing backstage melodrama is crossed with The Twilight Zone, as a sophisticated cast swirls around ingénue Leslie, growing into her first adult role. Young Richard Basehart steals the show in his movie debut.

Restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, The Packard Humanities Institute, and the Film Noir Foundation. Special thanks to Alexander Kogan. NOT ON DVD!


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91 mins

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