Cinematheque: Preston Sturges, Screenwriter

Remember the Night (US, 1940, 35mm, 94 min.)

Date
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Time
7 p.m.
Location
4070 Vilas Hall, Vilas Hall
Description
Four years before they teamed on Double Indemnity, Stanwyck and MacMurray were paired as a chronic shoplifter and the prosecutor who takes her home for the holidays to keep her out of jail. Her encounter with the lawyer’s wholesome family, culminating on a moving and memorable New Year’s Eve, begins to change her perspective on a life of crime. Remember the Night marked Preston Sturges’ last credit as screenwriter before he became a writer-director on The Great McGinty, released the same year.
Contact
262-3627, kfkolb@wisc.edu