remember the night

the year: 1940

the genre: drama

the cast: Barbara Stanwyck (Lee Leander); Fred MacMurray (John Sargent); Beulah Bondi (Mrs. Sargent); Elizabeth Patterson (Aunt Emma); Sterling Holloway (Willie Simms)

the plot: Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense and the DA, handsome John Sargent, gets the trial postponed because it's hard to get a conviction at Christmastime. He later feels sorry for her, arranges for her bail, and ends up taking her home to his mother for Christmas. Surrounded by a loving family (in stark contrast to Lee's own family background) they fall in love, which creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial?

don't miss: Willie's new hat.

listen for: "You know that's called arson?" "No! I thought that was when you bit somebody!"

did you know: this is one of four films where Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck co-starred.

You can watch the movie in parts starting here.

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