Remember the Night (1940)

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A shoplifter and her prosecutor fall in love, creating tensions for his career and family.


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  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Remember the Night (1940)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Remember the Night (1940)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Remember the Night (1940)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Remember the Night (1940)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Remember the Night (1940)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Remember the Night (1940)

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18 December 2006 | edwagreen
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| This Night is Worth Remembering -Remember the Night ***1/2
4 years before the memorable "Double Indemnity," Fred MacMurray first teamed with Barbara Stanwyck in "Remember the Night."

The story is typical Preston Sturgis-people meeting in unusual circumstances and falling in love.

In this one, MacMurray prosecutes Stanwyck for shoplifting, and since it's Christmas time, he takes her home for the holidays. They encounter a madcap adventure before settling in his home.

Virginia Brissac is memorable in a brief but devastating performance as a cold mother whose veneer tells you immediately what she is like. Contrast this with MacMurray's family, the wonderful, understanding Beulah Bondi as his mother and Elizabeth Patterson, as an also understanding spinster aunt. This film tries to depict that we are what we are because of our environment. It alternates in being funny and serious. Stanwyck's hard-nosed character does become gentle right-away but that's due to environmental factors.

The ending may disappoint you at first but upon further thought there is hope for our two major characters.

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