(Mitchell Leisen, 1940) Release date: 19 December 2022 (OOP date: 31 October 2023) Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK premiere)
With its sparkling screenplay by Preston Sturges (The Great McGinty, The Palm Beach Story), this much-loved romantic comedy paired screen legends Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady Eve, Forty Guns) and Fred MacMurray (Double Indemnity, The Absent-Minded Professor) for the very first time.
Stanwyck plays Lee Leander, a shoplifter who faces a lonely Christmas in prison, while MacMurray is the strait-laced New York District Attorney who takes pity on her and organises her release on bail. After he offers to drive her to visit her family, a trouble-filled road-trip ensues and an unlikely romance blossoms.
Directed by Mitchell Leisen (Easy Living, Hold Back the Dawn), and featuring acting support from Beulah Bondi (It’s a Wonderful Life) and Elizabeth Patterson (The Cat and the Canary), Remember the Night is an all-time classic comedy from Hollywood's golden age. This individually numbered Limited Edition includes a fascinating selection of new and archival extra features, a poster, and an 80-page book.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historian Adrian Martin (2022)
You May Laugh, You May Weep (2022, 26 mins): author and programmer Geoff Andrew revisits Remember the Night, exploring the contributions of writer Preston Sturges and director Mitchell Leisen
Outsider Status (2022, 26 mins): critic Pamela Hutchinson assesses the life and career of the iconic silver-screen star Barbara Stanwyck
Lux Radio Theatre: ‘Remember the Night’ (1940, 55 mins): radio adaptation which finds Fred MacMurray and Stanwyck reprising their roles from the film
Lux Radio Theatre: ‘Remember the Night’ (1942, 54 mins): second radio adaptation, pairing MacMurray with Jean Arthur
Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945, 20 mins): short promotional film starring Stanwyck and many other Hollywood names, including Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, and Alan Ladd
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Rick Burin, archival interviews with cast and crew, articles on the careers of director Mitchell Leisen and screenwriter Preston Sturges, an overview of contemporary critical responses, writing on Hollywood Victory Caravan, and full film credits
Limited edition exclusive poster
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 3,000 individually numbered units for the UK
#PHILTD294 BBFC cert: PG REGION B EAN: 5060697922530