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Remember the night
Leisen, Mitchell, 1898-1972, film director, film producer, field director, film producer.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Classy shoplifter Lee Leander, on trial for swiping a diamond bracelet, has her case postponed by Assistant District Attorney John Sargent until after Christmas. Taking pity on her, he bails her out of jail. He's driving home to Indiana for the holidays, and when he finds Lee's a Hoosier too, offers to drop her at her mother's on the way. When she's rejected by her mother, he brings her home to his place where his mother, his aunt and their farmhand, Willie, give her a real Christmas and the love she's never had. Inevitably, Lee and John fall in love -- but there's still a trial ahead.
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This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.

"This disc is compatible with all DVD players authorized in the U.S. and Canada"--Container.

Special features include introduction by Robert Osborne, original trailer, TCM Archive interview, publicity stills, scene stills, behind the scenes photos, movie posters, TCMDb article, biographies, trivia.
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Audubon Library DVD 65361 Adult DVD Open Shelf

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A romantic comedy drama directed by former art director Mitchell Leisen and based on a skillful Preston Sturges screenplay. Barbara Stanwyck stars as Lee Leander, a New York City shoplifter who is arrested just before Christmas after trying to filch an expensive piece of jewelry. Her trial delayed until after the holiday, Lee comes to the attention of an assistant district attorney, John Sargent (Fred MacMurray). Although he will be expected to prosecute Lee in a few days, John takes pity on the prisoner, who is from his home state of Indiana. He arranges for her to be released for the holidays and escorts her home, but her mother (Georgia Caine) is not interested in a reunion. So John takes Lee to his own festivities, where Lee is bowled over by the love and affection of the Sargent family, particularly John's mother (Beulah Bondi), who is so unlike her own. Lee and John fall in love, but their return to the Big Apple and Lee's trial loom large over their romance. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

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