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Susan Slade (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama | 8 November 1961 (USA)
Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Doris Hume (novel), Delmer Daves (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Troy Donahue ... Hoyt Brecker
Connie Stevens ... Susan Slade
Dorothy McGuire ... Leah Slade
Lloyd Nolan ... Roger Slade
Brian Aherne ... Stanton Corbett
Grant Williams ... Conn White
Natalie Schafer ... Marion Corbett
Kent Smith ... Dr. Fane
Bert Convy ... Wells Corbett
Guy Wilkerson ... Slim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Captain Topper Captain Topper ... Horse
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Storyline

Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, she's romanced by Conn White, a handsome mountain climber on his way to Alaska. Home in Monterey, Susan longs to hear from Conn. Two locals also take a shine to her - Hoyt Brecker, a horse wrangler who's the son of a criminal, and Wells Corbett, a sweet guy who lives in his high-society parents' shadow. Jump ahead two years, Susan has a desperate secret that her socially-conscious mother won't let her share. Can Susan find happiness - and what is it really that turns a girl into a woman? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Troy and Connie in love again! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Erro de Susan Slade See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Susan rides her birthday horse, Chulo, for the first time, there was a cameo by champion stud Captain Topper, a Shetland pony born in 1956. He was adjudged the greatest model stallion at the National Congress Pony Show in 1958 and 1959, and won 17 championships and 40 blue ribbons. Captain Topper was purchased for $6000 by Miss Patricia Burton of Detroit, who operated a stud farm on the Monterey peninsula. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, after Troy Donahue's character has left the hospital waiting room, there is a close-up of Connie Stevens with Donahue's shoulder still visible just behind her. See more »

Connections

References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Lyrics by Connie Stevens
Sung by Connie Stevens
Arranged by Max Steiner
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Wonderful girl flick
25 December 2002 | by brenda_senanayakeSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first released. It was a "must see" because my cousin and I were such Troy Donahue fans. I felt it was wonderful and would like to see it again - often! However, it is never shown on television and I have been unable to get information regarding purchasing it either on VHS or DVD. Please help! Perhaps it is a bit soap operaish but who cares. It is the kind of thing girls loved in 1961 and now that we are older, we like to remember by watching the same movies we saw back when.


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