Remember the Night

Edition no. 294

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

With its sparkling screenplay by Preston Sturges (The Great McGintyThe Palm Beach Story), this much-loved romantic comedy paired screen legends Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady EveForty Guns) and Fred MacMurray (Double IndemnityThe 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 LivingHold 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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: B
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50
some specifications may reference a film that is included as a special feature


  • Audio commentary with film historian Adrian Martin (2022)
  • Geoff Andrew on ‘Remember the Night’ (2022): the author and programmer revisits the film, exploring the contributions of star Fred MacMurray, writer Preston Sturges and director Mitchell Leisen
  • Pamela Hutchinson on Barbara Stanwyck (2022): the critic assesses the life and career of the iconic silver-screen star, and her role in Remember the Night
  • Lux Radio Theatre: ‘Remember the Night’ (1940): radio adaptation which sees Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck reprise their roles from the film
  • Lux Radio Theatre: ‘Remember the Night’ (1942): second radio adaptation, this time pairing Fred MacMurray with Jean Arthur
  • Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945): short promotional film starring Barbara 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
  • 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 Canteen, and full film credits

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