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Remember the Day (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 25 December 1941 (USA)
Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.

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Henry King

Writers:

Philip Dunning (play) (as Phillip Dunning), Philo Higley (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudette Colbert ... Nora Trinell
John Payne ... Dan Hopkins
Shepperd Strudwick ... Dewey Roberts (as John Sheppard)
Ann E. Todd ... Kate Hill (as Ann Todd)
Douglas Croft ... Dewey Roberts as a boy
Jane Seymour Jane Seymour ... Mrs. Roberts
Anne Revere ... Miss Nadine Price
Frieda Inescort ... Mrs. Dewey Roberts
Harry Hayden ... Mr. Roberts
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Mr. Steele
Marie Blake ... Miss Cartwright
William Henderson William Henderson ... Peter
Chick Chandler ... Mr. Mason
Selmer Jackson ... Graham
William Halligan William Halligan ... Tom Hanlon
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Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adieu jeunesse See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Version of The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Men in Her Life (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Good Old Summertime
(uncredited)
Music by George Evans
Played when Miss Trinell and Mr. Hopkins discuss summer plans
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Remember the Day- Dewey A Winner Here ****
6 September 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

A marvelous film in the genre of Miss Dove, Mr. Chips and every wonderful teacher you ever had.

The role was just perfect for Claudette Colbert. She really worked magic with co-star John Payne.

This picture really offers Americana circa 1916 in Indiana. The embodiment of the school structure at that time is so well done. The obedient student, the prim and proper schoolteachers who dedicated their lives to teaching and nothing else.

Nora Trinell (Colbert) is a dedicated, wonderful teacher but she goes against what society thought of as a role for teachers when she finds love with Payne.

The "crisis" that leads to his dismissal and his ultimate redemption on the part of the principal is beautifully done here.

For me, the picture was so good because Trinell reminded me of my grade 5 teacher who inspired me in the field of social sciences.

Colbert, as the teacher who found love and tragically lost it, has one of her best film roles here. A caring person to her students, especially Dewey, she certainly tells the truth when she says that each year a teacher finds a student who she can really love as her own. Those words will forever stay with me.

As the typical spinster teacher, Anne Revere, was wonderful. Prone to be a gossip, she embodied what society thought was the role of a teacher in this period.

The ending will tug at your heart. Nostalgic and so wonderfully realized.


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