Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Remember The Night: A Mini Review (Spoilers)

A comedy penned by Preston Sturges, and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck, Remember The Night is the story of a district attorney who takes the woman he's trying convict of larceny home to Indiana for Christmas.

Released four years before Double Indemnity, it was critically-acclaimed but a commercial flop, and turns out to be Camille without the cough. Funny and well-acted, but reactionary in its outlook, the ambiguous ending suggests that a tarnished woman can never be redeemed, and good people best not mix with them. Makes you wonder what Jesus though he was up to, drinking wine with hookers and tax collectors.

3.5 stars out of 5.

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