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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. Another 1 win. 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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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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She's so romantic she drives four men frantic! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 16, 1949 with Joan Fontaine reprising her film role. 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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Something In My Heart
Written by E.Y. Harburg & Franz Waxman
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Joan Fontaine gets to be silly
24 February 2018 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Obviously, "The Affairs of Susan" has some dated depictions of gender relations. But aside from that, it's a funny movie, with Joan Fontaine playing a woman whose fiancé (Walter Abel) finds out about her previous relationships. All her previous lovers have a story about her wacky antics. The humor is more subtle than what we're used to, but when it bubbles up, there's plenty of laughs to be had! While not the greatest comedy ever, it's still one that you're bound to enjoy. I sure did. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Story but lost to "The House on 92nd Street" (which was actually the more important movie that year).


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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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