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I Remember Mama -- Irene Dunne stars in this moving family drama about a family of Norwegian immigrants who face the trials of life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco.

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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! See more »
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 »
User Reviews:
Great, just wonderful See more (58 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1948) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #12511)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the first film in which ventriloquist Edgar Bergen appeared without his dummy, Charlie McCarthy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dagmar comes home from the hospital and is holding Uncle Elizabeth and takes the blanket from his face he has no bandages on his face but when he jumps from her arms we see several.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Johnson:I'll do the operation myself.
Uncle Chris Halverson:I'll watch.
Dr. Johnson:[exasperated] You will do no such thing, sir!
Uncle Chris Halverson:Always I watch operation. I'm the head of the family.
Dr. Johnson:I allow no-one to attend my operations!
Uncle Chris Halverson:Are so bad?
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Soundtrack:
Sovnen (Slumber)See more »

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35 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Great, just wonderful, 8 June 2003
Author: trpdean from New York, New York

This is a classic. The title alone always caused me to not look it up - afraid that it was full of overdone accents and bathos. So, it was laziness, rather than anticipation that caused me not to turn to a different channel when it just came on television.

This is a profound movie - and not because every character is so good or lovable (as I expected). They aren't. However, it has so many truthful moments about families, so much warmth - and so much is going on at any given time that your interest is held very strongly. I was amazed to find tears coming down my face - that just doesn't happen when I watch movies. You're bound to be thinking of your own family growing up.

I can see why the book was celebrated, the play ran forever and this movie was nominated for so many awards. There's no question the play would run forever today - it contains too many moments of truth about family relations for people not to be telling their friends "It's really good - really".

Do see it - it's WAY better than you think - you'll be very moved.

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