Susan Trexel is a wealthy socialite, who while vacationing in Europe undergoes a religious transformation. On her return to America, Susan takes on the task of spreading her new found ...
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Susan Trexel is a wealthy socialite, who while vacationing in Europe undergoes a religious transformation. On her return to America, Susan takes on the task of spreading her new found religious experience with her closest friends - only to drive them crazy. Meanwhile, her husband Barrie, and daughter Blossom yearn for a stable family life. Barrie will even become sober, hoping that Susan will heed her own advice, and save their marriage and family.Written by
The unnamed religion Susan found fashionable was based on a real Christian movement created by Lutheran Reverend Frank N. D. Buchman, which he named the Oxford Group and it later became known as Moral Re-armament. The Reverend denied it as being a religion explaining that it was a group of like minded individuals wishing to surrender to God and was without any organization, nor membership. See more »
When Irene sends the men out of the room before Barrie comes in, she takes a cigarette from a porcelain box on the table, tapping it on the box lid. Cut to Barrie opening his car door and stumbling up the steps to the porch. There is an immediate cut back to Irene who is just putting the lid back on the box. See more »
If Susan's lying in a ditch, you can be sure it's a perfectly good ditch, with hot and cold running water.
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I was an hour late for the office this morning because this film led me astray this morning on TCM. The film is fast-paced and as well written for the screen as the brilliant Anita Loos could make it. Every acting talent is above par in it, with the possible exception of Ruth Hussey (whom I have never found adequate in any role - just personal opinion I'm sure). It has been mentioned that the role of Susan was played on the stage by Gertrude Lawrence (whose dozen or so film appearances leave MUCH to be desired). She might have been great on the stage, but she couldn't a candle to Crawford in film. That Crawford may or may not have patterned much of her performance after Lawrence's is moot, if she did it is a compliment to Lawrence, nothing more or less. In any event, that controversy is 65 years ago and few people live that remember Lawrence in her 1937 Broadway role: we will eternally have Crawford! In my opinion she is at times brilliant - always engaging. She infuriates, at other times amuses, and in the last scene captivates. A Rachel Crothers play, adapted by Loos, directed by Cukor, with a host of great actors/actresses in supporting roles: what could be better?
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