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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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Near the end of the film, after Troy Donahue's character has left the hospital waiting room, there is a close-up of Connie Stevens with Donahue's shoulder still visible just behind her. See more »

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Music by Johannes Brahms
Lyrics by Connie Stevens
Sung by Connie Stevens
Arranged by Max Steiner
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Susan Slade
22 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw Susan Slade on Television and thought that it was and still is a great tear-jerker. I am a Connie Stevens/Troy Donahue fan and that movies was one of their best -- together and apart (Parrish) was another great that Connie (wrong side of the tracks) and Troy starred in as lovers. I loved Lloyd Nolan's character(in Susan Slade), in fact, I always liked him in the many movies I have seen him in. In Susan Slade, he is ever so humble. Dorothy McGuire is another actress that worked so well with Troy Donahue -- like in a Summer Place, she played the role of his mother. I always loved her strength and compassion that she brings to her roles. Susan Slade: Young girl raised in a loving family away from the USA who is suddenly thrusted in a society of people her own age and sexually active. Falls in love with a rich young man and conceives a child. He dies before they can get married and when her parents find out about the child they lie to their friends and take possession of her child when it is born. Susan meets Hoyt they become friends a disaster happens Susan has to make a life decision and Hoyt proves to be a man!


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