People often email me about great and not-so-great movies that they saw years ago, want to see again, but whose titles and stars they just can't remember. Sometimes I can help them, but on other occasions I draw a blank. So here it is. Anybody out there remember this movie?:
The synopsis: It is New Year's Eve and a young and wealthy woman realizes that she has lost everything and everyone that is dear to her, including the man in her life, who has just walked out. She wishes she could go back and correct the mistakes of the past year, and lo and behold when the clock strikes midnight she discovers she is indeed one year in the past. Unfortunately, although she tries to rectify things and avoid bad decisions, eventually she can't overcome her essential greed and self-centeredness and sure enough she winds up losing everything again.
Other details: The movie was possibly made in the late thirties and was probably in black and white [or was a faded color TV print]. My correspondent is pretty certain it was a "B" movie and did not star someone of the magnitude of, say, Barbara Stanwyck. He is also certain it was a theatrical film and not a television program.
Now, does this sound familiar to anyone? It sounds like something I'd like to see myself, so I would appreciate any and all leads. Thank you!
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