I Remember Mama starring Irene Dunne and Barbara Bel Geddes (16mm Feature Print)

I Remember Mama starring Irene Dunne and Barbara Bel Geddes (16mm Feature Print)

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Perfect for Mother's Day.  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...and 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.  

Academy Awards, USA 1949

Nominee
Oscar
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Irene Dunne 
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Oskar Homolka 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Barbara Bel Geddes 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Ellen Corby 
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Nicholas Musuraca 

Golden Globes, USA 1949

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Supporting Actress
Ellen Corby 

Writers Guild of America, USA 1949

Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Drama
DeWitt Bodeen 
Best Written American Comedy
DeWitt Bodeen 
The Robert Meltzer Award (Screenplay Dealing Most Ably with Problems of the American Scene)
DeWitt Bodeen 
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.

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