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I Remember Mama (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Family | 17 March 1948 (USA)
The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.



(screen play), (based upon the play "I Remember Mama" adapted by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uncle Chris (as Oscar Homolka)
Mr. Hyde (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Dr. Johnson
Jessie Brown
Florence Dana Moorhead
Peggy McIntyre ...
June Hedin ...
Steve Brown ...
Edith Evanson ...
Aunt Sigrid


The life of a Norwegian immigrant family in 1910 San Francisco centers around Mama and her detailed, pennywise household budget. We follow the Hansens' small joys, sorrows, and aspirations, with the boisterous antics of Uncle Chris as counterpoint. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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MAMA is on the screen - more lovable than ever! See more »


Drama | Family


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Release Date:

17 March 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George Stevens' Production of I Remember Mama  »

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$3,068,000 (estimated)

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Barbara Bel Geddes, Irene Dunne, and Oskar Homolka recreated their roles on the Lux Radio Theatre on August 30, 1948. See more »


When the aunts are sitting at the table drinking coffee, Jenny is on the right and Sigrid is on the left. After Jenny asks, "Where are the children?" and gets up, she and Sigrid have switched places. See more »


Martha 'Mama' Hanson: Being rich is like being ten feet tall. Good for some things, bad for others.
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Listen to the Mockingbird
(1855) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Milburn
Whistled by Barbara Bel Geddes
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A film for the ages
17 October 2003 | by (miami fl) – See all my reviews

It's so wonderful to read all the positive tributes to this film here, with only one dissenting voice. Sadly, IMDB chose that comment as the lead to open the comment page. I'm 53, a tough guy from Brooklyn, N.Y., but I can tell you, everytime I see *I Remember Mama* it brings honest, genuine tears to my eyes. The story is universal, not just about a Norwegian family in turn of the 20th Century San Francisco. Anyone who has had a loving mother has got to be moved by this story, a film directed for the ages by George Stevens. And what a magnificent cast, headed by the incomparable Irene Dunne! If I hadn't had the best Mom in the world already, I would have wanted Irene Dunne. Just see and cherish this work of art.

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