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Susan and God (1940)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  7 June 1940 (USA)
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Susan Trexel is a wealthy socialite, who while vacationing in Europe undergoes a religious transformation. On her return to America, Susan takes on the task of spreading her new found ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Susan
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Barrie
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John Carroll ...
Clyde
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Leonora
Nigel Bruce ...
'Hutchie'
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Michael
Rose Hobart ...
Irene
Constance Collier ...
Lady Wigstaff
Rita Quigley ...
Blossom
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Richard Crane ...
Bob (as Richard O. Crane)
Norma Mitchell ...
Paige
Marjorie Main ...
Mary
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Patrick
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Susan Trexel is a wealthy socialite, who while vacationing in Europe undergoes a religious transformation. On her return to America, Susan takes on the task of spreading her new found religious experience with her closest friends - only to drive them crazy. Meanwhile, her husband Barrie, and daughter Blossom yearn for a stable family life. Barrie will even become sober, hoping that Susan will heed her own advice, and save their marriage and family. Written by Kelly

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Saint... Or Screwball?

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Drama | Comedy

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Approved | See all certifications »
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7 June 1940 (USA)  »

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Susan and God  »

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$1,103,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play originally opened on 10 April 1937 in Princeton, New Jersey, and moved to New York City, New York on 7 October 1937 where it ran for 288 performances. Gertrude Lawrence played the role of Susan. See more »

Goofs

When Irene sends the men out of the room before Barrie comes in, she takes a cigarette from a porcelain box on the table, tapping it on the box lid. Cut to Barrie opening his car door and stumbling up the steps to the porch. There is an immediate cut back to Irene who is just putting the lid back on the box. See more »

Quotes

Barrie Trexel: I thought you liked the camp.
Blossom Trexel: Why did you think that?
Barrie Trexel: I'm told it's a nice, healthy place.
Blossom Trexel: If I get any more healthy, I'll die! I hate the camp, I hate it!
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Joan Crawford (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

1812 Overture in E Flat, Op.49
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played as background music in the bar
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Calling Gertrude Lawrence!
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The reason Joan Crawford is so dreadful in this film is that she is desperately trying to imitate the actress who originated the role on stage: Gertrude Lawrence. Lawrence's charm and individuality must have gone a long way toward making this play a hit on Broadway. Perhaps it's even a good play, but Crawford's unfortunate overplaying is so distracting that it's hard to judge. One can get a good idea of how Lawrence delivered lines by listening to a scene from the 1930 comedy PRIVATE LIVES which she recorded with Noel Coward. After hearing this recording, it's very clear what Crawford was trying - and failing - to do.


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