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Susan Slade (1961)

 |  Drama  |  8 November 1961 (USA)
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Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Hoyt Brecker
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Susan Slade
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Leah Slade
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Roger Slade
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Stanton Corbett
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Conn White
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Marion Corbett
Kent Smith ...
Dr. Fane
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Wells Corbett
Guy Wilkerson ...
Slim
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Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, she's romanced by Conn White, a handsome mountain climber on his way to Alaska. Home in Monterey, Susan longs to hear from Conn. Two locals also take a shine to her - Hoyt Brecker, a horse wrangler who's the son of a criminal, and Wells Corbett, a sweet guy who lives in his high-society parents' shadow. Jump ahead two years, Susan has a desperate secret that her socially-conscious mother won't let her share. Can Susan find happiness - and what is it really that turns a girl into a woman? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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O Erro de Susan Slade  »

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Trivia

In the scene where Susan rides her birthday horse, Chulo, for the first time, there was a cameo by champion stud Captain Topper, a Shetland pony born in 1956. He was adjudged the greatest model stallion at the National Congress Pony Show in 1958 and 1959, and won 17 championships and 40 blue ribbons. Captain Topper was purchased for $6000 by Miss Patricia Burton of Detroit, who operated a stud farm on the Monterey peninsula. See more »

Goofs

At the Old Southern Pacific train station in Monterey, when Susan's train arrives from San Francisco, the train is going the wrong way (we see the northbound train to San Francisco, not the southbound train from San Francisco). See more »

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References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

California Here I Come
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Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Al Jolson and Joseph Meyer
Quoted briefly when the ship arrives at San Francisco
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A Classic Soaper
8 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A classic soaper, beautifully photographed by the late Lucien Ballard, and the absolutely lush musical score by the late Max Steiner elevates this movie to dizzying heights.

Connie Stevens is perfectly cast as the the young naive girl falling in love for the first time. Unfortunately her beau is tragically killed before they can get married leaving her pregnant. Lloyd Nolan and Dorothy McGuire are perfectly cast as her understanding parents, as is faithful stable-boy Troy Donahue who pursues Connie until she finally give her heart to him.

Very typical early 1960s mores abound. Watching this film now is very dated in fact in some parts even laughable; but that doesn't matter. This film is very underrated, and deserves to be on DVD along with the other Delmer Daves films of that era.

It's hard to believe that the only actor alive from this film is Connie Stevens, everyone else has long since passed away.


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