Review: ‘Remember the Day’

Remember the Day is a warmly human drama depicting the basic American way of life - skillfully assembled to generate exacting audience attention in one of the best examples of well-rounded filmplay fabrication. With Claudette Colbert niftily handling her assignment and assisted by exceptionally capable support, direction and script, picture is an 'A' attraction.

Remember the Day is a warmly human drama depicting the basic American way of life – skillfully assembled to generate exacting audience attention in one of the best examples of well-rounded filmplay fabrication. With Claudette Colbert niftily handling her assignment and assisted by exceptionally capable support, direction and script, picture is an ‘A’ attraction.

Story [from a play by Philo Higley and Philip Dunning] is slightly reminiscent of Goodbye, Mr Chips. In Remember the Day it’s a femme schoolteacher who holds the spotlight; but there’s still the neat admixture of happiness and semi-tragedy in her involvement in a brief romance that upsets the puppy-love adoration of a teenage pupil she has become interested in to generate his interests into proper hobbies and channels.

Remember the Day

Production

20th Century-Fox. Director Henry King; Producer William Perlberg; Screenplay Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Allan Scott; Camera George Barnes; Editor Barbara McLean; Music Alfred Newman

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1941. Running time: 95 MIN.

With

Claudette Colbert John Payne John Shepperd Anne Revere Douglas Croft
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