The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.

Director:

George Stevens

Writers:

DeWitt Bodeen (screen play), John Van Druten (based upon the play "I Remember Mama" adapted by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Peggy McIntyre ... Christine
June Hedin June Hedin ... Dagmar
Steve Brown Steve Brown ... Nels
Ellen Corby ... Aunt Trina
Hope Landin ... Aunt Jenny
Edith Evanson ... Aunt Sigrid
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene all the characters are standing around the kitchen table. Nels has his shirt sleeves rolled up and with each cut the sleeves alternate in the way they're rolled. 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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Soundtracks

Sovnen (Slumber)
(uncredited)
Traditional Norweigan lullaby
Sung by Irene Dunne
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Two Great Pro's: Irene Dunne and George Stevens
20 March 2011 | by williwawSee all my reviews

Irene Dunne was magnificent in George Stevens brilliant film I Remember Mama. Ms. Dunne nominated for an Oscar but lost to Jane Wyman's Johnny Belinda was never awarded an Oscar and shame on the Academy for never awarding Ms. Dunne an Honorary Oscar for both a great body of work but also impeccable personal behavior.

The great star of Love Affair, Show Boat, Roberta, A Guy Named Joe, Anna And the King, I Remember Mama, et al. A great career that saw Ms. Dunne work with the best of Hollywood: Cary Grant, and Spencer Tracy, et al. And directors such as Leo McCarey, and George Stevens. Did Ms. Dunne ever give a bad performance, I cannot think of one. A great array of films from the western Cimmarron to a comedy Theodora Goes Wild, an array of great portrayals. And what a lovely singing voice!

George Stevens beautifully directs this wonderful movie and kudos to the magical black and white photography. Producers such as Ross Hunter and William Frye did all they could to have Irene Dunne return to films but the star turned down every offer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Norwegian | Latin | French

Release Date:

17 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George Stevens' Production of I Remember Mama See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Budget:

$3,068,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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