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Free Afternoon Movies

Free Afternoon Movies

Tuesday, December 11
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Holiday Time

December 11     REMEMBER THE NIGHT   (1940)    1 hr and 34 min.

Just before Christmas, Lee Leander [Barbara Stanwyck] is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent [Fred McMurray]. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmas time. But he feels sorry for her and 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. This creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial?

Willie, who sings “A Perfect Day” in this film, is played by Sterling Holloway, now best remembered for being the voice of Winnie the Pooh in Disney films. The scene of Stanwyck’s character being dressed is a rare cinematic look at authentic turn-of-the-century ladies' undergarments.