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Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan? Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Delightfully original comedy with sparkling Fontaine performance
This is indeed a treat - a Joan Fontaine comedy. We so often see her in deeply serious romances that we were unprepared for her charming and delightful light touch in this very amiable comedy. She is quite fine here
superbly adept in a comic performance that was quite worthy of an Oscar
nom. The Original Story did garner a nomination but equally deserving was the screenplay itself and the quite funny and inventive musical score by Frederick Hollander. Susan is about to embark on a second marriage (Walter Abel) who is hearing conflicting stories about her from her first husband (George Brent) and two almost-husbands (Don DeFore and Dennis O'Keefe). The three sit down and tell their stories, each revealing a new take on Susan as she goes from honest and innocent country girl to actress against her will to one who knows how to cleverly lie her way through life. However, those who taught her to lie are the unsuspecting victims of this talent at later points. It's all quite frothy with fine work from all involved and very worth seeking out. Like a lot of Fontaine films it is quite rare - if it comes on your local channel- tape it.
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