Remember the Night
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Fred MacMurray is Assistant District Attorney John Sargent, charged with prosecuting pretty shoplifter Lee Leander right before the holiday weekend. He uses her defense attorney to wangle a postponement so he can go home to his mom's farm just outside Wabash, Indiana for Christmas. Feeling guilty when Lee reacts badly to being locked up during the holidays, he has an old pal post bail for her.
He brings her to John's place, however, and once the suspicious Lee realizes John had no ulterior motives, Lee confesses she has no place to really go for the holidays. Startled to find her childhood home is just a few miles from Wabash, John decides he can drop her off and pick her up on his way back to New York for the trial.
Stanwyck and MacMurray were a great team, and there are some very fun moments as they keep getting lost on the backroads in Indiana, even getting arrested for trespassing at one point! But there is nothing funny about the reaction of Stanwyck's mother when she goes home after all those years, only to find bitterness and rejection. John decides to take her home for the holidays and they slowly begin to fall in love.
John's family is warm and welcoming, only his mother (Beulah Bondi) aware of Lee's situation. Elizabeth Patterson is wonderful as John's aunt, taking an immediate shine to Lee and helping her get in John's heart. It is the family Lee never had, the one thing that might have made the difference in her life.Read more ›
Produced in 1940 by Paramount Studios it was the first of two Christmas themed films that Barbara Stanwyck made in the 1940's (the other being the immortal "Christmas In Connecticut" in 1945), that have become holiday season regulars over the decades and live on in people's affections. I know the Christmas season would not be complete without these two wonderful classics as part of our Christmas viewing. Directed by the gifted Mitchell Leisen, a director who is not remembered half as much as he deserves to be, and boasting a superb screenplay by the legendary Preston Sturges, "Remember The Night" tells the spirited story of Lee Leander a street wise, fast talking shop lifter who is up on a charge for stealing from a jewelry store as the Christmas season approaches. The case is held over till the New year and rather than spend it in jail she finds herself being "rostered on" with the prosecuting attorney (Fred MacMurray )charged with convicting her till court resumes. What she gets is an unexpected invitation to spend the holidays with his family upstate where Lee gets her first real taste of a warm family life where people are nice to each other with no ulterior motives. Lee easily warms to the way of living she finds at MacMurray's farm and finds herself falling in love for the first time.
Out of such a vintage theme comes a wonderful film filled with the holiday spirit.Read more ›
Know this before you purchase it! The missing features and the fact it is a DVD-R and not a DVD figures into my lower (1 star) review.
I'm a bit outraged that Amazon is even selling this cheaper knock-off of "Remember the Night". It is a very mis-leading product offering by Amazon in that it has the same exact DVD cover artwork as the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) - Movies Unlimited website offering - including the TCM logo! I'm surprised that TCM and Universal (these 2 companies jointly released "Remember the Night" as a DVD with the Bonus Features) would allow this lesser version to be sold by Amazon. I may in fact try and return it to Amazon.
As of this date the Movies Unlimited website version of this movie is selling for only $4 more so I would recommend you purchase it there if you care at all about having a disc that will last longer than a DVD-R (there's some question as to the longevity and durability of DVD-R's) and includes the already mentioned Bonus Features.
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Do waste your money Could not watch movie received with a restricted access , request a refund never got a responsePublished 19 days ago by Helen Reedy
Good movie, Iike both actors and had not seen this one.. I'd give it 89 out of 100!Published 21 days ago by WLS
I was pleasantly surprised by this oldie, starting with the amusing courtroom scene. The awkward "Snowflake" dialog was the only sour spot (until an ending that was a bit... Read morePublished 24 days ago by A Reader
I discovered this film years ago in a video rental store and it has become a yearly Christmas film for me. Read morePublished 25 days ago by johnf
I think this is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies. I like it better than Miracle on 34th. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ler
cute movie, two stars of their age. added to my wife's Christmas movie collection. did not hear of it until someone recommend it, glad they did.Published 1 month ago by dattakafka
Recently caught this wonderful film on cable. As I've long been a fan of good holiday movies, I can't help but wonder why it's taken me so many years to watch this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kim K.
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