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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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Guy Wilkerson ...
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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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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 »

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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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California Here I Come
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Written by Buddy G. DeSylva, Al Jolson and Joseph Meyer
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delightful piece of fluff and oh that music
9 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Susan Slade is one of my top ten films of all-time. Connie Stevens is adorable in the starring role and Lloyd Nolan is everyone's idea of the perfect dad. The scene in which the lawyer reads his will is a real tear jerker. Lucien Ballard's photography is lush, but the real star of the film is Max Steiner's absolutely gorgeous score. He is Hollywood's premiere composer and this score is as pretty a piece of music you will ever hear. I have seen Susan Slade 16 times and I think it is an underrated film.


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