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Remember the Night (1940)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  19 January 1940 (USA)
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Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lee Leander
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John Sargent
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Mrs. Sargent
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Aunt Emma
Willard Robertson ...
Francis X. O'Leary
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Willie Simms
Charles Waldron ...
Judge in New York
Paul Guilfoyle ...
District Attorney
Charles Arnt ...
Tom (as Charlie Arnt)
John Wray ...
Hank
Thomas W. Ross ...
Mr. Emory
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Rufus (as Snowflake)
Tom Kennedy ...
'Fat' Mike
Georgia Caine ...
Lee's Mother
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Emory
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Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmas time. But he feels sorry for her and arranges for her bail, and ends up taking her home to his mother for Christmas. Surrounded by a loving family (in stark contrast to Lee's own family background) they fall in love. This creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial? Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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BARBARA and FRED in 1940's first great love affair ...!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Barbara Stanwyck gave Dorothy Ponedel a tailored suit as a present after filming wrapped. See more »

Goofs

The street sign on the corner of the shop where Stanwyck tries to pawn the stolen bracelet reads "3rd Avenue" and "West 54th Street" in NYC. With 3rd Avenue being east of Fifth Avenue, which divides east from west Manhattan, the street sign should read "East 54th Street." See more »

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Lee Leander: One of these days one of you boys is going to start one of these scenes differently and one of us girls is going to drop dead from surprise.
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References Svengali (1931) See more »

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Easy Living
(1937) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
Sung by Martha Mears at the nightclub
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Pleasant And Touching
13 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This starts off a little slow but gets good after Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck begin their trip to Indiana.

The movie turns out to be a pretty solid drama and romance with a few very touching scenes. Stanwyck's emotional scene with her mother is memorable. As a whole, to be frank, the film is not that memorable but it has its moments as mentioned above.

On the negative side, here is yet one more classic film in which a man and a woman hardly know each other, but decide to get married!! In Hollywood, all one had to do was go out on one date and marriage would be right around the corner! (so would divorce, unfortunately)

It's also interesting to note these two would be paired in a few more years in one of the most famous films of all time: Double Indemnity. They weren't so nice in that one!


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