Remember the Night, One of the BEST Christmas Films
Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, & Elizabeth Patterson star in the WONDERFUL 1940 film Remember the Night (directed by Mitchell Leisen).
A shoplifter (played deliciously by Barbara Stanwyck) goes home with the assistant DA (the always lovable Fred MacMurray) to spend Christmas with his family. Few stars consistently captured the “lovability” level Fred MacMurray hit with his good guy characters. There’s just something about him that makes you feel like he’s a friend.
Barbara Stanwyck, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, and Sterling Holloway are absolutely wonderful as well. This is one of the absolute best Christmas movies – in fact, I put it right up there with It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, and Christmas in Connecticut (three films I’m admittedly completely in love with). I have no idea why this one isn’t shown often on television – it isn’t even on Prime Video (hopefully that’ll change one day). Until then… I’d suggest doing what I did – buy the dvd (Amazon link)!
Remember the Night