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Susan Slept Here (1954)

On Christmas Eve, a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter receives a very unexpected present: juvenile delinquent Susan Landis.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writers:

Alex Gottlieb (screenplay), Steve Fisher (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Mark Christopher
Debbie Reynolds ... Susan Beaurgard Landis
Anne Francis ... Isabella Alexander
Glenda Farrell ... Maude Snodgrass
Alvy Moore ... Virgil, Mark's Gofer
Horace McMahon ... Sergeant Monty Maizel
Herb Vigran ... Sergeant Sam Hanlon
Les Tremayne ... Harvey Butterworth, Mark's Lawyer
Mara Lane ... Marilyn, Mark's Neighbor
Rita Johnson ... Dr. Rawley, Harvey's Shrink
Maidie Norman ... Georgette, Mark's Maid
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Storyline

Mark Christopher is a 35-year old, award-winning comedy scriptwriter who is struggling to be taken seriously as a drama writer. On Christmas Eve, two police officers bring 17-year old Susan (picked up for vagrancy and brawling) to Mark's apartment. If she spends a few days with him, Mark could use Susan as inspiration to write a script about juvenile-delinquents and Susan could avoid spending Christmas behind bars. Written by L. Hamre

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Cute and Zingy as "The Moon is Blue" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1954 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Las tres noches de Susana See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Louella Parsons, who was producer Harriet Parsons' mother, plays herself in the picture. See more »

Goofs

When Isabella confronts new bride Susan in her bedroom, a part of the camera setup and a crew member's arm are visible in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Susan Beaurgard Landis: Leave me alone! Let me go!
Maude Snodgrass: *After* I've talked to you like a mother.
Virgil, Mark's Gofer: What do *you* know about motherhood?
Maude Snodgrass: I happened to have typed the script to 'Stella Dallas.'
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Connections

References Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold My Hand
Music by Richard Myers
Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Sung by Don Cornell
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This is a cozy movie to watch anytime.
31 July 2001 | by ewfalupagussSee all my reviews

I love the apartment in this movie. It is so fifties, in a very good way. The song is good too. This is a cozy movie to watch anytime. Debbie Reynolds is cute and funny, the dialogue is witty, and even the kind of creepy age gap thing has its charm! I've seen this a few times on turner classics, but missed taping it. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys stylish witty comedies with a twist of the surreal.


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