OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Film Group presents a free screening of the 1940 romantic comedy/drama Remember the Night on December 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St.
The film begins before Christmas; Barbara Stanwyck stars as a woman arrested for shoplifting and Fred MacMurray “is the assistant D.A. who must prosecute her, a tall order since juries are inclined to be lenient around the holidays…. Stanwyck’s fate won’t be decided until after the holidays. But his conscience bothers him when he overhears her lamenting that she can’t make bail, and so will spend Christmas in jail.
He bails her out, only to have the bondsman deposit her in his apartment even as he prepares to go home to mom in Indiana. Stanwyck, too, is from Indiana, and MacMurray decides to take her along for the drive.
The film was directed by Mitchell Leisen (who noted that no one was “all good, or all bad, not in my movies at least”) from an original screenplay by Preston Sturges. The film (in black and white) runs 94 minutes.
The event is open to the public.
Following the screening, all are invited to stay and join in a discussion of the film.
For more information, please visit Oswego Film Group’s blog: oswegofilmgroup.wordpress.com, its Facebook page, or e-mail the group at [email protected]