This is the first of a couple of films starring Barbara Stanwyck. Remember The Night (1940) is a relatively recent discovery of mine and am I glad I landed upon it. It is a nuts and bolts straightforward set round the holiday. Stanywck is a thief whose trial is being held over until after the holiday recess. The plot contrives that she somehow has to go on a road trip with Fred MacMurray, a city prosecutor. The plot contrivance is alright because it is a lovely way to spend a cold December night.
In the days leading up to the holiday, I hope to post “one movie (or more) a day” that is among my personal favorite in its celebration of Christmas. They will be featured in no particular order because each of them hold a special place in my heart and I cannot bring myself to order in lists of “best” or “favorites.”
For Volume 1, I have chosen to feature not necessarily a motion picture but more of a feature made for television:
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While the running time is only slightly over 20 minutes it still packs a meaningful touch for me. As a youth and even now as a youth at heart, I am touched by the sincerity of Charles Shultz’s capturing of the true spirit of the season.