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Holiday Movie 2012: “Remember the Night”

3 December 2012

Okay, so we’re taking a break from the offbeat holiday fare for a look back at an little-seen gem from director Mitchell Leisen and writer Preston Sturges: Remember the Night. The 1940 romantic comedy/drama paired Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray (so memorably seen starring together in Double Indemnity). Stanwyck is a “hardboiled shoplifter faced with staying in jail over Christmas, but given bail by prosecuting attorney MacMurray and taken to visit his family for the holiday. Playing superbly on the personae of his leads, Leisen creates a movie of warmth and immense style” (Time Out Film Guide). The free screening is Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library (120 East 2nd Street). The black & white film runs 94 minutes and a discussion will follow the screening.

Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck star in "Remember the Night"

Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck star in “Remember the Night”