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Susan Slept Here (1954)

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Comedy about a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter who, one Christmas Eve, receives a very unexpected present - juvenile delinquent Debbie Reynolds.

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Mark Christopher
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Susan Beaurgard Landis
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Isabella Alexander
Glenda Farrell ...
Maude Snodgrass
Alvy Moore ...
Virgil, Mark's Gofer
Horace McMahon ...
Sergeant Monty Maizel
Herb Vigran ...
Sergeant Sam Hanlon
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Harvey Butterworth, Mark's Lawyer
Mara Lane ...
Marilyn, Mark's Neighbor
Rita Johnson ...
Dr. Rawley, Harvey's Shrink
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Georgette, Mark's Maid
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Storyline

Mark Christopher is a 35-year old, award-winning comedy scriptwriter who is struggling to be taken seriously as a drama writer. On Christmas Eve, two police officers bring 17-year old Susan (picked up for vagrancy and brawling) to Mark's apartment. If she spends a few days with him, Mark could use Susan as inspiration to write a script about juvenile-delinquents and Susan could avoid spending Christmas behind bars. Written by L. Hamre

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She slept in his bed...wore his pajamas - THEN SHE REALLY TOOK OVER!

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21 October 1954 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Eine Nacht mit Susanne  »

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Trivia

Susan Slept Here (1954) was condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency, primarily for its suggestive title. In a male-dominated society George Washington Slept Here (1942) sounded no similar moral alarms. The ban hurt the movie's receipts but did greater harm to the Legion who were taken less seriously after The Moon Is Blue (1953) ban a year earlier in shocked response to the word 'virgin' used outside the church. See more »

Quotes

Susan Beaurgard Landis: [looking at a picture of Isabella] You know, I'd like to get a dye job and a facial like her.
Mark Christopher: Isabella is a natural blond.
Susan Beaurgard Landis: You sure?
Mark Christopher: We're very good friends... She told me.
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References Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) See more »

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Susan Slept Here
(uncredited)
Written by Jack Lawrence
Sung over the opening credits by a chorus
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This is a cozy movie to watch anytime.
31 July 2001 | by (michigan) – See all my reviews

I love the apartment in this movie. It is so fifties, in a very good way. The song is good too. This is a cozy movie to watch anytime. Debbie Reynolds is cute and funny, the dialogue is witty, and even the kind of creepy age gap thing has its charm! I've seen this a few times on turner classics, but missed taping it. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys stylish witty comedies with a twist of the surreal.


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