I Remember Mama starring Irene Dunne and Barbara Bel Geddes (16mm Feature Print)
Here's a beautiful print of a true film classic 'I Remember Mama'. Boasting an all-star cast, this beautiful film stars Irene Dunne in the leading role, Barbara Del Geddes (Vertigo), Philip Dorn, Sir Cedric Hardwick, Rudy Valle, Ellen Corby, Edgar Bergen and many others. Guaranteed to bring a tear of happiness to your eyes. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, this film depicts the struggles of a Norwegian family in early twentieth century San Francisco before WWI. A rare print of an incredibly beautiful film by legendary director, George Stevens. Film comes on (3) 1600 ft. reels.
Please Note that this print has been drastically discounted because it is showing signs of vinegar syndrome and has mild warpage. It has been treated with VitaFilm to arrest and slow down the condition. Film is still very enjoyable and has great theatrical density. No Returns for this item.
Academy Awards, USA 1949
Golden Globes, USA 1949
Writers Guild of America, USA 1949
Plot:In the format of a story, aspiring writer Katrin Hanson recollects her life
growing up in the early twentieth century San Francisco with her Norwegian
immigrant family: her siblings Nels, Christine and Dagmar; and her Papa
and Mama named Lars and Martha. Mama is the practical one in the family.
One of the family's rituals is doing the household financial accounts every
Saturday night. Using the money brought home by Papa and what is kept
in their petty cash tin, Mama would allocate it to the weekly bills. "It's good
- we do not have to go to the bank" is what Mama would say if they had enough
money. Luckily, they never had to go to the bank as dipping into their bank
account was the worst thing they could have done. Beyond her practicality, Mama
is truthful and compassionate and will do anything for those she loves. This not
only includes her husband and children, but also her "scary" Uncle Chris,
her trio of sisters - all four of whom can be difficult to love much of the time -
and their poor boarder, Mr. Hyde, who provides more to the family in his readings
than any financial compensation ever could. But Katrin and her siblings learn of
a lie told by Mama, all in the name of protecting them.