Filmsite Movie Review
I Remember Mama (1948)
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Background

I Remember Mama (1948) is a story of a middle-class Norwegian immigrant family, set in 1900 San Francisco.

The Story

The family is held together by a stern, resourceful, untiring and loving matriarch, Mama (Irene Dunne). Family life is recalled in flashback style from the diary of one of the daughters, Katrin (Barbara Bel Geddes) as she narrates:

But first and foremost, I remember Mama.

The family is surrounded by a colorful procession of relatives, boarders and friends.