Remember The Night

Remember The Night
Petty thief Lee Leander is caught shoplifting jewelry from a local department store at Christmastime. Prosecutor John Sargent, in a hurry to get home to spend the holidays with his mother, is successful in getting the trial delayed until Christmas. After Lee is remanded into custody, John, feeling empathy for the young woman having to spend the holidays in jail, arranges for her to be released on bail. The gesture backfires when Lee is delivered to John’s doorstep. The two decide to embark on a journey to see family for the holidays. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Remember the Night”.

· Lee is trying to get the cow to move while John is trying to milk it. In the farther view, when John loses his balance and drops the thermos, he picks it up in his right hand and he’s holding it upside down. It cuts to a view of John, from under the cow, and he’s holding the thermos upright in his left hand. He then switches the thermos to his right hand.

· John’s mother and Willie are getting the room ready for John’s arrival. Willie sits on the arm of the chair and, in the wider view, when John’s mother is saying if he doesn’t stop complaining, she doesn’t know what she’ll do, his hands are empty and both arms are down, on his legs. The scene cuts to a close-up view of Willie, and his left arm is extended in front of him and he’s holding something in his left hand. Willie sinks back into the chair when he mentions “rabbits” and his left hand is on the side of his head. It cuts back to the wider view of Willie and John’s mother and Willie’s left arm is down, on his leg.

“Remember the Night” (1939) stars Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, Fred Toones, and Charles Waldron. It’s rated as Passed.

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