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American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914. She loves Irish inventor Terry who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman. After their marriage Terry is murdered and Suzy flees to Paris where she meets flyer Andre as war is breaking out. Written by
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The racing footage shown early in the movie, supposedly of the 1914 Epsom Derby,was newsreel footage of the Derby of 1934. Franchot Tone's fancy Ragamuffin & Jean Harlow's eventual 20/1 winner Golden Fleece featured in neither race. However a horse named Golden Fleece did win the 1982 Epsom Derby & the owner's wife was named Susan. See more »
When Suzy and Andre are saying goodbye, before Suzy gets on a carriage to the station, a large clear shadow of a studio light on a stand and its power cord can be seen on the wall behind them. See more »
Maisie aka Frostbite:
[Backstage at the final performance of "Melodies of 1914" the producer is handing out pay envelopes to the chorus]
Ooooh! I'll be missing you next Saturday night, Pop!
And I'll be missing you, too, Miss Maisie.
Maisie aka Frostbite:
[Taking her pay envelope]
Yeah, but you won't be missing this, and I will. Guess I shouldn't kick. Two weeks is a long run these days.
[She heads for her dressing room]
Maisie aka Frostbite:
C'mon Suzy, let's get dressed.
Suzanne 'Suzy' Trent:
Alright Maisie, I'll be right with ya.
[to Suzy, crying]
But it's your whole ...
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In London, sexy blonde American chorus girl Jean Harlow (as Suzy Trent) has trouble finding work and paying the rent. Producers balk when Ms. Harlow refuses to trade sexual favors. Hoping to change her fortunes, Harlow resolves to marry a wealthy Count and walks into a moving Rolls Royce. Charming Irish inhabitant Franchot Tone (as Terry Moore) turns out not to be the vehicle's owner, but offers Harlow a place to live, with no strings attached. He's a promising inventor and seems devoted, so they tie the knot. Neither know it, but Mr. Tone's workplace ("Schmidt & Co") is, apparently, a front for German spies. After a frightening incident, Harlow relocates to Paris. The Great War (WW I) breaks out and French playboy pilot Cary Grant (as Andre Charville) joins the cast...
There is more care in having Harlow look attractive than authentically from the year 1914, and the automobile she walks into looks like a 1930s model. You'll also have to check your brain at the door a couple of times during the plot. Harlow gets two A-list leading men, as well as good support from stalwart Lewis Stone and duplicitous Benita Hume. The dubbed song "Did I Remember?" became a contemporary hit. Recalling her memorable "Dinner at Eight" (1933) exchange with Marie Dressler, Harlow is given the comic line, "Been reading a book," and disrobes early in the running time. Reportedly, the popular box office star wanted to move away from the sexpot roles and "Suzy" appears to be a compromise. Harlow is so vivacious and appealing in this neatly-produced melodrama; it's difficult to believe she would soon pass away, from kidney disease. MGM and director George Fitzmaurice showcase their star well.
****** Suzy (6/26/36) George Fitzmaurice ~ Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Cary Grant, Lewis Stone
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