I Remember Mama (1948)
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George Stevens's charming film version of Kathryn Forbes' collection of short stories entitled Mama's Bank Account features Irene Dunne as Mama in one of her finest and most ingratiating performances. The film is narrated by Mama's daughter Katrin (Barbara Bel Geddes), recalling the trials and tribulations of her family in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Mama tries to keep her house in order and her family on their toes as a motley assortment of eccentric relatives, boarders, and friends --
Mar 11, 1948 Wide
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Producer-Director George Stevens has transferred the John van Druten play, via a free-wheeling script by DeWitt Bodeen, in all its genial personality to the screen.
This chronicle of one immigrants clan in San Francisco circa 1900 is sentimental and nostalgic, but it's precisely directed by George Stevens and emotionally effective.
It's a quietly effective work, thanks to its strong sense of time and place.
...a sweet, tender, sentimental tale, richly alive with old-fashioned humor and charm.
It inspired a classic TV show.
It's not just the turn-of-the-century setting that gives this warm-hearted film an old-fashioned feel, rather it's the values it celebrates.
Overrated and overblown from the bloated final act of George Stevens' career
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