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Susan Slept Here (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 21 October 1954 (Portugal)
Comedy about a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter who, one Christmas Eve, receives a very unexpected present - juvenile delinquent Debbie Reynolds.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Mark Christopher
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Susan Beaurgard Landis
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Isabella Alexander
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Maude Snodgrass
Alvy Moore ...
Virgil, Mark's Gofer
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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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Comedy | Drama

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21 October 1954 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Eine Nacht mit Susanne  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In joke: During opening narration, an Oscar statuette makes reference to "Louella" - gossip columnist Louella Parsons, mother of film's producer Harriet Parsons. See more »

Quotes

Mark Christopher: Now every law has a loop-hole. What can we do, Harvey? She's a nice kid.
Virgil, Mark's Gofer: You and Isabella can adopt her, if you don't tell Isabella.
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Connections

References The Jack Benny Program (1950) 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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Somewhat silly but still fun.
1 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie was a bit silly even when it came out in 1954. But because it features Debbie Reynolds at age 22 (playing a 17 year old) -- when she was very beautiful, vibrant, and also quite sexy -- it's one of my favorite films. Everyone seems to concede that the young Debbie Reynolds was talented and spunky, but because of her girl-next-door persona, few seem to recognize that she had more genuine beauty and sex appeal than many overtly "sultry" or "sexy" actresses of her era -- or, indeed, of any era. The rest of the cast is quite adequate but it's Debbie who makes this movie a lot of fun to watch.


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