Sunday, December 30, 2012

Remember the Night

One of my new favorite Christmas movies is called "Remember the Night" starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray from 1940.  It was a largely overlooked film until Turner Classic Movies (TCM) introduced it into their holiday schedule a few years ago.  A feel-good relationship story with a few tears and a great historical peek into the past, it includes a lovely performance by Beulah Bondi (George Bailey's mother in "It's a Wonderful Life") and a whimsical turn by character actor Sterling Holloway. Stanwyck, as usual, plays a bad girl with a good heart like no one else.

I recently purchased the video from Amazon for my personal collection, and curled up with a cup of steaming hot coffee and piece of home-made Blueberry Crumble Pie to watch it.


Lowell said...

I don't remember the movie, but I would do whatever's necessary for the blueberry pie and ice cream!

Lowell said...

We saw "Charade" a couple of days ago with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. It's amazing that they were able to get through an entire movie without using the "F" word! And it was a great story with great acting!

I think our movies have deteriorated in terms of plot and acting in recent years.

MJ said...

Lowell - I agree with your sentiments completely about the state of the movie business (and entertainment in general.) Nothing is left to the imagination anymore. Thanks for visiting!