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
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The previous play was produced on Broadway by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The film's producers purchased the rights for $2500 for each week of the play's run, up to $150,000, on the condition that the film would not be made until the play closed. The stage version ended up running for nearly two years. The original Broadway production opened on October 19, 1944 at the Music Box Theater and ran for 713 performances with a cast that included Marlon Brando in his Broadway debut. See more »
When the aunts are sitting at the table drinking coffee, Jenny is on the right and Sigrid are on the left. After Jenny asks, "Where are the children?" and gets up, she and Sigrid have switched places. See more »
Martha 'Mama' Hanson:
[heaving a sigh of relief after doing the weekly household account]
It's good - we do not have to go to the bank.
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I finally sat down and watched this movie completely this morning and was completely astounded by the greatness of it.
I knew it was a good movie, but it was one of those movies I always thought was too good to be true, too sweet, too goody-goody.
Boy, was I wrong. It was a little bit of history, it was every family rolled into one movie.
I could identify with almost every scene in the movie and not because of the era but because of the feelings it provoked. There was so much warmth, so much hope and yet it wasn't the "perfect" family, it was just people living life on life's terms.
I'm so glad I finally took the time to watch "I Remember Mama"
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