I Remember Mama
I Remember Mama (1948)

George Stevens's charming film version of Kathryn Forbes' collection of short stories entitled Mama's Bank Account features Irene Dunne as Mama in one of her finest and most ingratiating performances. The film is narrated by… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 11, 1948
DVD Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Tom Milne
Time Out

A charmer, nevertheless, directed and acted with real delicacy.

Emanuel Levy

This chronicle of one immigrants clan in San Francisco circa 1900 is sentimental and nostalgic, but it's precisely directed by George Stevens and emotionally effective.

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David Bezanson

the characters are portrayed warmly and with unusual realism

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Producer-Director George Stevens has transferred the John van Druten play, via a free-wheeling script by DeWitt Bodeen, in all its genial personality to the screen.

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TV Guide

A delicate charmer, sometimes precious, but nonetheless fine.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a sweet, tender, sentimental tale, richly alive with old-fashioned humor and charm.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Thin, manipulative, and overlong, but frighteningly effective.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a quietly effective work, thanks to its strong sense of time and place.

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John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

It inspired a classic TV show.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
don't really get why everyone loves this so much or else it's just far too sentimental for my tastes. the outlandish accents and gushing music put me… More
John Ballantine
You have to love this Irene Dunne performance here even if it borders on the overly sentimental. You hope that you have people around you that are as… More
Aj V
A really great family drama, a wonderful cast, and a good story. I really liked it.
Red Lats
A film along the lines of Pride and Prejudice, but this is a first generation immigrant family with four kids in early 20th century San Francisco. The story… More