Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Remember the Night


Turner Classic Movies has cracked open the vault and is encouraging us to take another holiday movie into our hearts. Remember the Night is supposedly delightful. A tale of good boy meets bad girl (hmmm...this is sounding familiar) who end up thrown together by fate when she can't keep her mitts off a pretty spectacular bracelet. It does look absolutely terrif on those black gloves after all.

Fred McMurray and Barbara Stanwyck star, Edith Head did the costumes and Roland Anderson and Hans Dreier, who worked together on my all-time holiday favorite Holiday Inn, provided art direction. Have you seen it? I missed the first showing, but TCM will air it again Christmas Eve at 7CST. Set the DVR.

All images via TCM.

14 comments:

bon bon girls said...

I'm intrigued, and always open to a Fred McMurray movie. I have to say though, I will be a White Christmas girl to my dying day. Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, and giant blue feather fans (not to mention the carousel club set) Heaven!

Penelope Bianchi said...

Holy cow! Fred MacMurray? No one is old enough to remember him??!!??
WOW He was the greatest!

And you are too!

Bravo!
at the very least.......all of us should be wearing gloves....and watches and bracelets over them!

by the way...those of us who are iphone addicts (gloved fingers don't work) go to J Crew......they have gloves that have open ended fingers.

ps Elsie de Wolfe wore elbow-length kid gloves with a little rectangle cut out so she could see her Cartier "tank" watch and see what time it was!

Not me! no watch at night! That is what husbands are for! (among other more important things...)

that photo with the little rectangle cut out......is very very cool.

It might be n Hutton Wilkindson's new book about tony Duquette........"More is More?!

It is the best book ever!

They had to. Thank the Lord!

Jeremiah said...

Wow,.Never heard of it and I didn't know Fred and Babs did a movie other than Double Indemnity. But WTH? They could have done ten for all I know. Sounds intriguing.

C said...

Looks like it'll be worth watching for the fashion alone! That first image is fabulous. I'm thinking long black gloves just might be the thing this festive season!

Martha said...

Holiday Inn (and Christmas in Conn) are my two favorite holiday movies. I've not seen Holiday Inn in a while! I'll have to see about this one -- looks interesting. I also heard about it from somewhere else (although now I can't remember where) that it was a great holiday movie!

Karena said...

Love movies of this era. I will definitely plan to tape it! Just watched The Holiday again.

The Peak of Chic said...

I thought I knew my old movies, but this is a new one to me! Why not watch it on Christmas Eve? I spent Thanksgiving watching TCM's Fred and Ginger marathon...a great way to spend the holiday :)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I think I have seen this but would so love to see again. I'm in a mood for a good black & white movie. I adored Fred Mc Murray. Thanks for re-introduction.

Lucindaville said...

You simply can't beat Barbara Stanwyck! Several years ago my best friend gave me Barbara Stanwyck Christmas ornaments, decked out in Edith Head, of course.

lindaraxa said...

Watched it while we were decorating our Christmas tree! They also showed Christmas in Connecticut beforehand, also with Stanwich, which I enjoyed even more. The costumes in both are fantastic and she looks divine.

Mary Kay Andrews said...

Oh Mrs. B--wish I'd seen this during the first showing--Christmas Eve is not optimum viewing time for me. I myself have a snazzy pair of vintage chartreuse elbow-length gloves bought at a long-ago estate sale. Hmm. Maybe I'll trot 'em out for a holiday party this year.

Jan said...

Why have I never seen this movie ?
Brilliant pairing.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Hmm not yet. I'll add it to the queue if I can find it. Thanks for the heads up.

Martha, "Holiday Inn" is required viewing around the Manse at this time of year. As Mrs. B. would say (in reference to Carbon Monoxide detectors), 'don't delay.'

Anonymous said...

I love love love this movie. It has an aching sweetness to it...