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I Remember Mama Movie Review Summary

Actors: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Phillip Dorn

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Kathryn Hansen (Barbara Bel Geddes) reminisces about growing up in her Norwegian American family. She recalls different events that happened. The one person tying everything together was Mama (Irene Dunne). Kathryn recalls her little sister's operation, and how Mama kept her promise to visit her in the hospital, despite the no visitors for twenty-four hours rule. She remembers Papa being out of work because of the strike. Nels, the oldest son wants to go to high school, and the family figures out how they can afford it. Uncle Chris visits every once in awhile, scaring the kids with his loud voice.
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There is no straightforward plot, just a slice of life. Money is a recurring theme. Everything has to come out of the little bank that they keep all their spare money in. Mama frequently reminds them that they don't want to have to go to the "real" bank. Kathryn also dreams of being a writer.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   mother Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Scandinavian

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Is this movie based on a    -   play

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