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The Affairs of Susan (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 July 1945 (USA)
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive ... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Thomas Monroe (screenplay), László Görög (screenplay) (as Laszlo Gorog) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Joan Fontaine ... Susan Darell
George Brent ... Roger Berton
Dennis O'Keefe ... Bill Anthony
Walter Abel ... Richard Aiken
Don DeFore ... Mike Ward
Rita Johnson ... Mona Kent
Mary Field ... Nancy
Byron Barr ... Chick
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Uncle Jemmy
Lewis L. Russell Lewis L. Russell ... Mr. Cusp (as Lewis Russell)
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Storyline

Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan? Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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SHOCKING! Susan's Still Confusin' Us With Her Gay Experiments in Romance! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chameleon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 29, 1945 with Joan Fontaine and George Brent reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Susan Darell: Earlier I used to dress frivolously, now I dress to attract only one man.
Richard Aiken: Oh Yeah?
Susan Darell: That was truthful, but not honest.
Roger Berton: Double talk
Susan Darell: Not double talk. When a woman dresses to attract all men, it isn't honest but truthful. When she dresses to appeal to only one man, that's not truthful, but it's honest.
Roger Berton: Who is the man?
Susan Darell: What man?
Roger Berton: The man you are dressing honestly for, so that you would not be truthful.
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Soundtracks

Something In My Heart
Written by E.Y. Harburg & Franz Waxman
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Joan Fontaine is brilliant
10 July 2002 | by adpyeSee all my reviews

Joan Fontaine shines brilliantly in one of her rare comedies. She plays Susan who is pursued by four different men, each with distinct personalities. As she adapts to each of her suitors personalities, we see a different Susan and a delightful Joan Fontaine. I highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoys witty dialogue, a brisk paced film. super performances by a supporting cast, and most especially anyone who loves clever story lines. Edith Head designed the clothes Ms. Fontaine wears and they are to die for. It is not available on video, so tape it when it comes on cable. Every once in a while you can purchase it on Ebay. Joan Fontaine is simply great in this movie.


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