Added by on 2014-10-06

remember-the-night-1

Comedy / Drama (1940) 94 minutes ~ Black & White

Feature:

Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He gets the trial postponed because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmastime. But he feels sorry for her and arranges for her bail, and ends up taking her home to his mother for Christmas. Surrounded by a loving family (in stark contrast to Lee’s own family background) they fall in love. This creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial?

Director: Mitchell Leisen

Writer: Preston Sturges (original screenplay)

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Beulah Bondi

Category:

Comedy, Drama