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Suzy (1936)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  20 July 1936 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Andre Charville
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Baron Charville
Benita Hume ...
Diane Eyrelle
Reginald Mason ...
Captain Barsanges
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Maisie
Greta Meyer ...
Mrs. Schmidt
David Clyde ...
'Knobby'
Christian Rub ...
'Pop' Gaspard
George Spelvin ...
Gaston
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Landlady
Theodore von Eltz ...
Revue Producer
Dennis Morgan ...
Lieutenant (as Stanley Morner)
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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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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 outtakes from "Hell's Angels" cost the life of three of the WWI ace pilots as well as injury to Howard Hughes himself when he crashed flying in one of the scenes. Since only one out of every 249 feet of film shot was used in "Hell's Angels" there was more than enough left over to lease to other films like this one. It also helped offset the tremendous cost to Hughes of filming his movie. 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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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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Harlow and Grant
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Suzy (1936)

** (out of 4)

Jean Harlow plays an American showgirl living in London who seeks out a rich man but instead falls in love with a poor one (Franchot Tone). After he's shot and she's accused, the woman goes to Paris where she meets a pilot (Cary Grant) and falls in love but WW1 is also starting up. This drama is pretty light on drama and the laughs never come across, which is a shame since the film has a wonderful cast. Harlow is good in her role but I'm starting to notice that her performances aren't as good whenever she can't use her sexuality. Tone steals the show and makes a very likable character but Grant also does nice work including one scene where he actually sings. Lewis Stone has some of the best moments in the film as Grant's father and Una O'Connor appears briefly as Harlow's landlady. There are several battle scenes here that look wonderful but they were taken from Howard Hughes' Hell's Angel, which also featured Harlow.


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