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Sunday, December 28, 2014

"I Remember Mama" (1948)

Usually, be wary of any picture that's known as 'heartwarming'...but this one lives up to it's reputation. Irene Dunne does an affecting turn as the titular matriarch of an immigrant Norwegian family in 1900's San Francisco. Lots of children, sick pets, tears, laughs, and lessons learned...all in that crazy Scandinavian accent ("he can go 'yump' in de bay!"). With a young and quite good Barbara Bel Geddes as the oldest daughter/narrator and George Stevens' fine direction. 

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