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Suzy (1936)

Passed | | Drama | 20 July 1936 (USA)
Believing a German spy has killed her new husband (Franchot Tone), Suzy, a struggling chorus girl (Jean Harlow) flees to Paris where she meets and marries a WWI pilot (Cary Grant) whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results.

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(as Geo. Fitzmaurice)

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(screen play), (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Andre Charville
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Baron Charville
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Diane Eyrelle
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Captain Barsanges
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Maisie
Greta Meyer ...
Mrs. Schmidt
David Clyde ...
'Knobby'
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'Pop' Gaspard
George Spelvin ...
Gaston
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Landlady
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Revue Producer
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Lieutenant (as Stanley Morner)
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Believing a German spy has killed her new husband (Franchot Tone), Suzy, a struggling chorus girl (Jean Harlow) flees to Paris where she meets and marries a WWI pilot (Cary Grant) whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results.

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Drama

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Release Date:

20 July 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bigamie  »

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Budget:

$614,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The film is supposed to take place during World War I. But the clothing used in the film, especially the women's clothing, is clearly in the 1930s style. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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!
Revue Producer: 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.
Chorus Girl: [to Suzy, crying] But it's your whole ...
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Connections

Featured in The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as background after Jean Harlow and Franchot Tone marry
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excellent Harlow film, if a little confusing
13 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a loss to films when Jean Harlow died. She was so immensely likable, with a wonderful vulnerability. In "Suzy," she marries one man (Franchot Tone) in London, believes him dead and fears she'll be arrested for his murder, runs to Paris, and ends up married to a pilot (Cary Grant).

The story was interesting, enjoyable, and poignant, but a little confusing. I sat through the entire film saying to myself, "Why did France go to war in 1936?" I knew it was supposed to be World War I - sort of - but only because 1936 made no sense at all. The clothing, however, was very '30s.

Cary Grant plays his part of a war hero and bounder very well. The sweetest scenes were between Harlow and Lewis Stone, who plays Grant's ill father.

The final scenes were exciting, with a lot of airplane footage from "Hell's Angels." Virginia Verrill dubbed Harlow's singing, and I assume Grant did his own. Interesting how people in those days sang with that very rapid vibrato.


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