I think I prefer the remake with Deborah Kerr & Cary Grant An Affair to Remember but I’m not sure. Take my poll and let me know which version you prefer. Enjoy!
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I really did not care for the remake Move Over Darling starring Doris Day.
Irene Dunne is absolute perfection in the role of Mama Hansen. Ms. Dunne was nominated in the best actress category.
Barbara Bel Geddes (better known for her role as the matriarch of the Ewing family in Dallas) is wonderful as the eldest daughter and the storyteller here. Both Corby and Bel Geddes were nominated for the best supporting actress oscar.
This film also stars Rudy Vallee and Philip Darn and is for sale on tcm.com.
I Remember Mama is not a comedy but as with any movie about the everyday life of a family it has more than a few humorous moments. The funniest scene has to do with the parents having to chloroform a sick cat and botching the job.
Please watch this movie with the whole family and you’ll be very glad you did.
Just as implied in the title, the film is about the day-to-day events in the upper class household of financier Clarence Day; played by William Powell who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in 1948 for his performance. Although not nominated for her performance in Life With Father, Irene Dunne’s performance as Clarence’s ditzy but lovable wife Vinnie Day was just as memorable.
the family cook, and a whole string of maids (Clarence scares each away under hilarious circumstances).
My favorite scenes are the discussions between financier Day and clueless Vinnie about various aspects of the household account, politics, and religion.
Our family has enjoyed watching this movie together for many years and I feel sure yours will too.
Movies starring the lovely and often hilarious Irene Dunne will make up our list this week. We won’t be able to list them all of course, but we’ll discuss a few really enjoyable ones and I certainly hope you will tell me about your favorites.
She is one of my favorite actresses, and I hope she’ll become one of your favorites as well. If you don’t know much about her, please click on this link to read Ms. Dunne’s bio at IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002050/bio
Anthony Adverse was boring at best. Olivia de Havilland was beautiful; other than that, all I can say is, what a waste of Claude Rains.
Then there was a little 1929 musical called The Love Parade starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald; like most musicals, so contrived and silly, just an excuse for the stars to break into song. I had to turn it off.
As I’m writing this, I’m watching 1958s Separate Tables. I can’t quite make my mind up about this film. It feels a bit like a 50’s soap opera.
Deborah Kerr’s performance as a plain, emotionally unstable spinster was spectacular as was David Niven as the aging major she secretly loves. This movie won 2 Oscars one of which went to Mr. Niven for Best Actor.
I don’t want to hear it! I know this is a REALLY silly movie with terrible acting. It wasn’t even nominated for any Oscars (imagine that)! But we enjoy it; our family watches The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) every Halloween. We laugh at the same jokes every year.
You can head over to this website to read a little of the history on the studio house where the movie was filmed. http://www.thestudiotour.com/ush/backlot/street_colonial_2.html
Supposedly, Andy Griffith is the one who suggested expanding on an episode of The Andy Griffith Show entitled “Haunted House” from 1963. Don Knotts is, as usual, absolutely hilarious as the terrified Luther Heggs. Grab your popcorn and enjoy!