I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

George Stevens (1948)

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Early-20th-century San Francisco is the setting for this cosy story about a family of Norwegian immigrants and their struggle for survival. Irene Dunne brings her usual class and charm to the role of the matriarch who holds everyone together and Barbara Bel Geddes plays the daughter and future novelist who records day-to-day life in her diary. Directed by George Stevens with a warm heart and a diverting way with a cliché, it also has a knockout performance by Cedric Hardwicke as a run-down old actor who reads from his own (unpublished) works but never seems to be able to pay the rent.


A Norwegian family struggle against mounting hardship to build a new life in early 20th-century San Francisco, relying on their mother for the strength and support they need to get them through difficult times. Drama, starring Irene Dunne, Oscar Homolka, Barbara Bel Geddes and Cedric Hardwicke.

Cast & Crew

Mama Irene Dunne
Katrin Barbara Bel Geddes
Uncle Chris Oscar Homolka
Papa Philip Dorn
Mr Hyde Cedric Hardwicke
Mr Thorkelson Edgar Bergen
Dr Johnson Rudy Vallee
Jessie Brown Barbara O'Neil
Florence Dana Moorhead Florence Bates
Dagmar June Hedin
Nels Steve Brown
Aunt Trina Ellen Corby
Christine Peggy McIntyre
Director George Stevens
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: video