Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. Becoming more and more obsessed with her, he manages – by self-hypnosis – to travel back in time where he meets her. They fall in love, a matching that is not appreciated by her manager. Can their love outlast the immense problems caused by their 'time" difference, and can Richard remain in a time that is not his?

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget $5,100,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 3, 1980
    PG, Theatrical



Cast 13

  1. Christopher Reeve

    Christopher Reeve
    Richard Collier

  2. Jane Seymour

    Jane Seymour
    Elise McKenna

  3. Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer
    William Fawcett Robinson

  4. Teresa Wright

    Teresa Wright
    Laura Roberts

  5. Bill Erwin

    Bill Erwin
    Arthur Biehl

  6. George Voskovec

    George Voskovec
    Dr. Gerald Finney

  7. Susan French

    Susan French
    Older Elise

  8. John Alvin

    John Alvin
    Arthur's Father

  9. EG

    Eddra Gale

  10. AB

    Audrey Bennett
    Richard's Date

  11. William H. Macy

    William H. Macy
    Critic (as W.H. Macy)

  12. LC
  13. SB

    Susan Bugg

Crew 12


  1. SK

    Seymour Klate
    Production Design

  2. MA

    Mary Ann Biddle
    Set Decoration


  1. Isidore Mankofsky

    Isidore Mankofsky
    Director of Photography

  2. MW

    Melinda Wickman
    Still Photographer

Costume & Make-Up

  1. JD

    Jean-Pierre Dorléac
    Costume Design


  1. Jeannot Szwarc

    Jeannot Szwarc

  2. UB

    Ulla Bourne
    Script Supervisor


  1. JG

    Jeff Gourson


  1. JS


  1. John Barry

    John Barry
    Original Music Composer


  1. Richard Matheson
  2. Richard Matheson

    Richard Matheson

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