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The Affair of Susan (1935)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 September 1935 (USA)
Two people go to Coney Island to find romance and wind up in jail.


Kurt Neumann


Mann Page (story), Clarence Marks | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Zasu Pitts ... Susan Todd
Hugh O'Connell ... Dudley Stone
Walter Catlett ... Gilbert
Tom Dugan ... Jeff Barnes
Inez Courtney ... Mrs. Barnes
James Burke ... Hogan
Nan Grey ... Miss Skelly
Irene Franklin ... Miss Perkins
William Pawley ... Policeman


Two people go to Coney Island to find romance and wind up in jail.

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Release Date:

1 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alone Together See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Susan's pet goldfish is named Jasper. Her pet cat is named Bubbles. See more »


Remake of Lonesome (1928) See more »


Something in My Heart
Music by Franz Waxman
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
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Amusement Park Amusement
12 August 2013 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Susan and Dudley are two lonely people with boring jobs who pretend to their co-workers that they are socially involved. But Dudley plays solitaire in his apartment and Susan entertains her goldfish and plays records to pass the time. Then the weekend comes, and both are inspired to go to Coney Island to try and meet someone.

"The Affair Of Susan" is played for laughs and must have been a programmer back in the day - it is doubtful either of the principals could star in a headliner. Zasu Pitts is in her element here and carries the picture (and co-star Hugh O'Connell) in this frequently funny movie and gets a big boost from Walter Catlett as a third wheel who keeps following them around the park. There is also a very tuneful song which is sung at a casino and played in the background throughout the movie called "Something In My Heart", written by Franz Waxman and Yip Harburg. It is virtually forgotten today but shouldn't be.

In Universal's publicity for the picture they promise a "carnival of laughs" and a "side show of side-splitting hilarity", and it is quite funny, even if the plot is somewhat thin. It has entertainment value and a lot of innocent fun, which is in short supply nowadays. Shown at Capitolfest, Rome NY, 8/13, the film's first public screening in 78 years.

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