Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in 'Remember the Night' (1940)
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in 'Remember the Night' (1940)
Remember the Night (1940) Park Circus

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Remember the Night

Mitchell Leisen | USA | 1940 | Unclassified (15+)

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Beautifully directed by Leisen from a brilliant screenplay by Preston Sturges – the last before starting his directorial career – this luminous film conveys the sentimental gleam of new-found love but goes well beyond the hide-bound conventions of romantic comedy. Leisen’s handling of the romance between prosecutor Fred MacMurray and the savvy shoplifter (Barbara Stanwyck) he falls for, caught stealing a diamond bracelet during the Christmas rush, is surprisingly complex and unexpectedly moving. A knowing follow up to the director and writer’s Easy Living, it also features Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson and Sterling Holloway.

Format: Black & White, DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Duration: 94 mins


94 mins


Unclassified (15+)


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113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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