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I Remember Mama
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Director:
Writers:
DeWitt Bodeen (screen play)
John Van Druten (based upon the play "I Remember Mama" adapted by)
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Release Date:
17 March 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You'll just love...MAMA!
Plot:
The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(16 articles)
Drama Desk Awards: Complete List of Winners
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Podcast: Mother's Day Special
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User Reviews:
7 Reasons Why This is A Special Film See more (57 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Irene Dunne ... Mama

Barbara Bel Geddes ... Katrin
Oskar Homolka ... Uncle Chris (as Oscar Homolka)
Philip Dorn ... Papa

Cedric Hardwicke ... Mr. Hyde (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Edgar Bergen ... Mr. Thorkelson

Rudy Vallee ... Dr. Johnson

Barbara O'Neil ... Jessie Brown
Florence Bates ... Florence Dana Moorhead
Peggy McIntyre ... Christine
June Hedin ... Dagmar
Steve Brown ... Nels

Ellen Corby ... Aunt Trina
Hope Landin ... Aunt Jenny
Edith Evanson ... Aunt Sigrid
Tommy Ivo ... Cousin Arne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Minister (uncredited)
George Atkinson ... Postman (uncredited)
Lela Bliss ... Head Nurse (uncredited)
Louise Colombet ... Nurse (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Conductor (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Man (uncredited)
Lou Hicks ... Conductor (uncredited)
Gene Holland ... Boy (uncredited)
Howard Keiser ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Alice Kerbert ... Girl (uncredited)
Peggy Kerbert ... Girl (uncredited)
Peggy McKim ... Girl (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... Fat Night Nurse (uncredited)
Cleo Ridgely ... Schoolteacher (uncredited)
Ruth Tobey ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
George Stevens 
 
Writing credits
DeWitt Bodeen (screen play)

John Van Druten (based upon the play "I Remember Mama" adapted by)

Kathryn Forbes (novel "Mama's Bank Account")

Produced by
Harriet Parsons .... producer
George Stevens .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Gile Steele (costumes: men)
Edward Stevenson (costumes: women)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Hazel Rogers .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hollingsworth Morse .... assistant director (as John H. Morse)
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
Richard Van Hessen .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Russell A. Cully .... special effects
Kenneth Peach .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Bentley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ralph Clement .... grip (uncredited)
Gaston Longet .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tholen Gladden .... associate editor
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Ivan Moffat .... executive assistant
Dore Schary .... presenter
John Van Druten .... based upon the play "I Remember Mama" directed by
Richard Kinon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"George Stevens' Production of I Remember Mama" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
134 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1948) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #12511)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Dr. Johnson:Are you a physician, sir?
Uncle Chris Halverson:I'm a better physician than most doctors!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Isn't She Great (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Listen to the MockingbirdSee more »

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49 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
7 Reasons Why This is A Special Film, 15 April 2005
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Seven reasons why this has always been one of my all-time favorite films:

1) A movie filled with nice, ordinary people you can relate to.

2) The sweetness of Barbara Bel Geddes and her character. She narrates throughout and this story is as much hers as it is "Mama's."

3) The great facial closeups and general cinematography, directed by one of the all-time best, George Stevens.

4) Oscar Homolka's performance as the gruff-but-kindhearted "Uncle Chris"

5) An amazing supporting cast which help make this film so memorable: Ellen Corby, Philip Dorn, Edgar Bergen, Cedric Hardwicke, Hope Landin, Peggy McIntyre, Florence Bates, Steve Brown, Rudy Valley, Tommy Ivo, etc.

6) Some important life lessons in here for all viewers.

7) Nice touches of sentimentality, with the hard-working devoted mother (played stoically-yet-warmly by Irene Dunne) getting her due in the end.

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