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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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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