Classic comedy starring Dick Powell as a newspaper reporter whose sudden ability to predict the future takes him to the top of his profession. Larry Stevens (Powell) is an ambitious young reporter, frustrated at constantly being scooped by his rivals. When a mysterious old man grants him the power of predicting the future, Stevens is overjoyed. With the ability to read the next day's newspaper in advance, he is finally able to get the stories he has been waiting for. However, when he picks up the paper one day and finds that it contains his own obituary, suddenly the gift doesn't seem quite so precious.