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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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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
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Marilyn, Mark's Neighbor
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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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Cute and Zingy as "The Moon is Blue" See more »

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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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Trivia

Dan Dailey was cast in the lead role, but he had a prior commitment to Twentieth Century-Fox. See more »

Quotes

Susan Beaurgard Landis: Now Mark, what more do you want in a wife, I'm a doll and you know it.
Mark Christopher: I'm too big do play with dolls. I'm ready for the armchair, television, a small dog to bring my slippers.
Susan Beaurgard Landis: Arf! Arf!
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References The Jack Benny Program (1950) See more »

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Susan Slept Here
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Written by Jack Lawrence
Sung over the opening credits by a chorus
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Delightful Movie to Watch Christmas Eve--Even if dated today
2 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yet another Frank Tashlin (a former cartoonist) farce, set in LA on Christmas Eve with juvenile delinquent Debbie Reynolds (as perky and as cute as ever) consigned to old Oscar-winner Dick Powell--with the late Alvy Moore as his kookie sidekick, Virgil. Dated now with early 1950s song and look (dig that crazy sports car Powell drives), "real nervous" dialogue, etc. but something still comfy and fun about it--especially to watch on Christmas Eve. Look for great cameo at end by Red Skelton. Oh yes, and *I* like dill pickles and peanut butter!!


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