I Remember Mama

Synopsis: The life of a Norwegian immigrant family in 1910 San Francisco centers around Mama and her detailed, pennywise household budget. We follow the Hansens' small joys, sorrows, and aspirations, with the boisterous antics of Uncle Chris as counterpoint.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): George Stevens
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
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134 min

Is good. Is enough.

We do not have to go to the bank.

- Gee.

- Good.

If that's the aunts,

I'm going to my boudoir.

- I'm going to my study.

- No. You mustn't run away.

- Why, Trina.

- Trina, yeah, and all by herself.

- Say good evening to Aunt Trina, children.

- Good evening, Aunt Trina.

Good evening, children.

- How well they all look.

- You have a feather boa?

Is new? Beautiful!

- It was a present.

- A present? Lars, look.

- Trina has a present.

- Yes. Is... Is fine.

Jenny and Sigrid

don't come with you, Trina?

No. I didn't tell them I was coming.

- I want to talk to you, Martha.

- Well, come in, then.

Sit, and we talk.

- Could we talk alone?

- Alone?

If you wouldn't mind.

Children, you leave us alone a little.

I call you.

Dagmar, you go with Katrin.

Trina, what is it?

Oh, no. No, I can't say it.

Why, Trina, what is it?

It's something very personal.

No, Lars, you stay here.

We go out on front porch.

I like a breath of air. You smoke your pipe.

Be comfortable.

So, Trina, now, what is?

Martha, I want to get married.

You mean, you want to get married,

or there's someone you want to marry?

- Oh, there's someone I want to marry.

- Does he want to marry you?

He says he does.

- Trina, is wonderful.

- I think it is.

Who is?

- Mr. Thorkelson.

- From the funeral parlor.

Yeah. I know he isn't very handsome...

...and it isn't exactly what most people

think a very nice profession, but...

- You love him, Trina?

- Yeah.

Then is good.


- Martha.

- Yeah?

Will you help me tell the others?

- Jenny and Sigrid, they do not know?

- No. I was afraid they laugh at me...

...but if you tell them...

- Jenny will not like you tell me first.

Well, I can't help that. You've got

to tell them not to laugh at me.

If they laugh at me,

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DeWitt Bodeen

DeWitt Bodeen (July 25, 1908, Fresno, California — March 12, 1988, Los Angeles, California) was a film screenwriter and television writer best known for writing Cat People (1942). more…

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