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A Man to Remember(1938)

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[Editor's note: A Man to Rememberwas not viewed prior to the publication of its entry in theAFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40.This entry was revised after a 2007 viewing of the film.] The working title of A Man to Remember was Country Doctor. Most of the film's action takes place in a series of flashbacks related while "George Sykes," "Homer Ramsey" and "Jode Harkness" are sitting in the office of attorney "Clyde Perkins." Each flashback begins with a close-up shot of a bill or promissory note found among the papers of "Dr. John Abbott."
       A Man to Remember was broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable station in April 2007, the first time it had been shown in almost seventy years. The print viewed was from a Dutch archive, in English, but with Dutch subtitles. The credits above were taken from a cutting continuity deposited in U.S. copyright records. The picture was one of six RKO films for which the rights had reverted to former RKO producer Merian C. Cooper. For additional information on the restoration and rights issues, please consult the entry above for the 1933 RKO film Double Harness.
       A Man to Remember marked the first film of noted writer-director Garson Kanin(1912-1999). Modern sources state that A Man to Remember was made in fifteen days for $118,000. Katharine Haviland-Taylor's story was first made by RKO in 1933 as One Man's Journey .