Friday Family Film Night: REMEMBER THE NIGHT review

FRIDAY FAMILY FILM NIGHT

30-12-2023 • 26 mins

In which the Mister and I check out REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1939), which we caught on TCM but is currently streaming on Plex.  From writer Preston Sturges, the film is directed by Mitchell Leisen.  The film follows as Lee Leander (Barbara Stanwyck) gets caught for shoplifting right before the Christmas Holidays.  In a rush to leave and get his holiday travel going, attorney John Sargent (Fred MacMurray) gets the trial postponed but then feels sorry for her and arranges for bail to post.  Original plans are abandoned and John winds up bringing Lee home with him for Christmas.  Surrounded by John's loving mother (Beulah Bondi), aunt (Elizabeth Patterson) and a young man who lives and works at the house, Willie (Sterling Holloway); Lee and John start to fall in love.  The film clocks in at 1 h 34 m and is unrated on IMDB but we'll say its PG.  Please note there are SPOILERS in this review. Opening intro music: GOAT by Wayne Jones, courtesy of YouTube Audio Library

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