Down 43,354 this week

Someone to Remember (1943)

 |  Drama  |  21 August 1943 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

An elderly woman whose son disappeared years before refuses to move when her apartment building is turned into a college dormitory for male students, as she is convinced that he will return... See full summary »



, (story)
0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
a list of 6726 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
list image
a list of 50 titles
created 04 Aug 2014
list image
a list of 10 titles
created 08 Aug 2014
a list of 3798 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Someone to Remember (1943)

Someone to Remember (1943) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Someone to Remember.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Suspect (1944)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Charles Laughton, Ella Raines, Dean Harens
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Cobra Woman (1944)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, Carleton Carpenter
Phantom Lady (1944)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell
Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A serial killer (circa 1916) is targeting women with 'afflictions'; one night during a thunderstorm, mute Helen feels menaced.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Count Alucard (read his name backwards) finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Anne Shirley, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The son of a wealthy Maine shipping magnate causes a crisis in the family when he announces that he wants a career in music rather than in the family business.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Robert Hutton, Ella Raines
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Assistant DA falls for mysterious Thelma when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate. He is suspicious of her, but weakened as he is love-stuck.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly


Cast overview:
Mabel Paige ...
Harry Shannon ...
Tom Gibbons
Dan Freeman
Dorothy Morris ...
Lucia Stanton
Charles Dingle ...
Jim Parsonss
David Bacon ...
Ike Dale
Joe Downes
Tom Seidel ...
Bill Hedge
Richard Crane ...
Paul Parker
Chester Clute ...
Mr. Roseby
Elizabeth Dunne ...
Timid Miss Green
Vera Lewis ...
Aggressive Miss Green
John Good ...
Charlie Horne
Russell Hicks ...
Mr. Stanton
Wilbur Mack ...
Mr. Thurber


An elderly woman whose son disappeared years before refuses to move when her apartment building is turned into a college dormitory for male students, as she is convinced that he will return one day. She continues to live in the building after it becomes a dorm, and eventually grows attached to a troubled young student whom she comes to believe is her own grandson. When she finds out that the boy's father will be visiting him, she prepares herself to be reunited with the man she has convinced herself is her long-lost son. Written by

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

21 August 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gallant Thoroughbred  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (1950 re-release)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Working title: "The Prodigal's Mother" See more »


Remade as Johnny Trouble (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Classic Movie Forgotten
19 May 2001 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film on TV in the late '50s and have never forgotten it. It still haunts, delights, and warms me like no other movie ever has. Republic Pictures had a reputation for churning out forgettable low-budget bottom-of-the-bill quickies. Nothing could be further from the truth. As witness this elegantly-produced, eloquently written, acted and directed tale of an elderly lady who refuses to vacate her room when her apartment building is converted into a college male dormitory. Her reason--her only son had mysteriously disappeared years ago, and she is convinced he will one day come back to her. When the conversion indeed takes place, the lady in question remains--and becomes a kind of den-mother to its randy young male occupants (among them, look for a very young and appealing Peter Lawford!) One of the students is troubled and rebellious--but when he and his girlfriend develop a lovingly attachment to the elderly lady, she becomes convinced he is indeed her grandson. And with the Christmas holidays approaching, and the boy's father coming to see him, the lonely old lady makes preparations to be at long last reunited with her son (whom she is convinced is the boy's father). But then . . . I have no idea why this perfect jewel of a movie has fallen into oblivion. Perhaps the inferior re-make "Johnny Trouble" (1957) yanked it into obscurity. The version available to TV in the '50s was cut by 30 minutes by its syndicator. I managed to rent a 16mm print of the cut version 20 years ago, and my dinner guests were enthralled. That fine, forgotten actress Mabel Paige gives a performance of exquisite subtlety and understatement. The supporting players are equally outstanding. What could easily have been a treacly, sentimental weep-wallow is instead fresh, smart, witty--and undeniably heartrending. "Someone To Remember" earns its emotional resonance, and demands to be seen--either on cable-TV, VHS or DVD--to a new generation of discerning viewers. This masterpiece of yearning with an O'Henry twist is based on a story by Ben Ames Williams, who, not so incidentally, wrote the novel which inspired the smash-hit "Leave Her to Heaven". Far from a mother-love tearjerker, "Someone to Remember" quietly cries out to be remembered. And relished. And savored. And if you suddenly find yourself trying to curtail your tears days after you've seen it, isn't that what great and lasting movie-making is all about?

19 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
PRETTY RARE richard_chchnz
Discuss Someone to Remember (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: