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If You Knew Susie (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 February 1948 (USA)
In the small town of Brookford, everybody can trace their ancestors back to the Revolutionary War, except Sam and Susie Parker. One day, however, they find a letter written by George ... See full summary »

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(as Gordon M. Douglas)

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(original screen play), (original screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Mike Garrett
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Mr. Whitley
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Joe Collins
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Steve Garland
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Zero Zantini
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Marty
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Marjorie Parker
Dickie Humphreys ...
Handy Clinton (as Dick Humphreys)
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Mr. Clinton
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Grandma
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Count Alexis
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Chez Henri
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Mrs. Clinton
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In the small town of Brookford, everybody can trace their ancestors back to the Revolutionary War, except Sam and Susie Parker. One day, however, they find a letter written by George Washington that mentions the bravery of a Revolutionary War hero named Parker. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Oh - oh - oh what a gal! (Posters).

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Comedy

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7 February 1948 (USA)  »

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A Herança de Biliões  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The farcical operatic number footage featuring Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, George Murphy and Constance Moore was lifted from Show Business (1944). See more »

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Featured in 42nd Street: River to River (2009) See more »

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My, How the Time Goes By
(1948)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by Eddie Cantor (uncredited) in a vaudeville show with Joan Davis (uncredited) and Showgirls
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From nobodies to billionaires to nobodies...
18 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

"If You Knew Susie" starts off very badly. Just bear with it, as the film improves considerably after Eddie Cantor's horrible minstrel act! Yes, even in his final film, Cantor brings out his signature black- face routine...something you really wish the movie has neglected to include!

After this hellish routine, the Parkers (Joan Davis and Eddie Cantor) announce their retirement from show business. They've bought back Sam's ancestral home in the town of Brookford in New England. Apparently, Sam (Cantor) comes from a very undistinguished family that has been in the States since the colonial era. However, the uppity nosed folks in Brookford are NOT happy about the Parkers' plans to turn their colonial home into a nightclub. A possible reprieve from bankruptcy occurs when they discover a letter from the founding fathers--proclaiming Sam's relative as a hero of the Revolution. To prove this letter is real and convince all the Brookfordites, Mr. and Mrs. Parker head to Washington, DC. There, however, something VERY unexpected happens...and the Parkers go from nobodies billionaires to nobodies all in one short visit! What does all this mean?! See this cute film and find out for yourself.

Despite this being Eddie Cantor's last film, it's also one of his best. The picture is very well written--with a very clever plot, wonderful dialog and quite a few laughs. And, it IS quite original. You'll particularly enjoy the portion with the gangsters kidnapping the Parkers...it's strange and quite funny.


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