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Susan and God (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Comedy | 7 June 1940 (USA)
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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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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7 June 1940 (USA)  »

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As Teorias de Susana  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,103,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$817,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,096,000
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play was originally bought for Norma Shearer who balked at playing a mother again so soon after The Women (1939) and instead chose to do Pride and Prejudice (1940), playing Elizabeth Bennett (a role Louis B. Mayer thought Greer Garson would be perfect for). 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

Susan Trexel: If you're not going to be pretty, the least we can do is make you interesting.
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Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodnight, Sweetheart
(1931) (uncredited)
Written by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell, and Rudy Vallee
Played as background music at the end of the party
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Calling Gertrude Lawrence!
5 January 2007 | by 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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