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Susan Slept Here (1954) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Frank Tashlin and produced by Harriet Parsons.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Richard MyersNominated
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Fridays With Debbie Reynolds: Susan Slept Here (1954)

on Jan 20, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Though it gave Debbie Reynolds her greatest performance to date,?Singin’ in the Rain (1952) wasn’t a monster hit upon release and the quality of the films she made in its wake weren’t?of the same caliber. Susan Slept Here tests Reynolds star power. That along with the small budget ... Read full article


Warner Archive Blu-ray: Debbie Reynolds and Dick Powell in Susan Slept Here (1954)

By KC on Jun 10, 2016 From Classic Movies

Susan Slept Here features narration by an Oscar statue. The golden guy sounds just like I imagined he would: cheerful, uptight and betraying the vulnerability of a nude figure. The idea could be unbearably corny, but there's something pliable about the world of Frank Tashlin; Wile E. Coyote could sh... Read full article


Susan Slept Here (1954)

By Lindsey on Mar 16, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

(Image: Listal) Mark Christopher (Dick Powell) is a Hollywood screenwriter struggling to finish his latest film. It’s Christmas Eve, and he’s working late, trying to cram to get the script done. He’s been stuck in a bout of writer’s block ever since he won an Academy Award. M... Read full article


Warner Archive Wednesday ~ Susan Slept Here (1954)

By Google profile on May 9, 2012 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Back when I was reveling in the luxury of having digital cable, I would sometimes catch a glimpse at a very strange scene on TCM. A dolled up Debbie Reynolds eating strawberries and mixed ... Read full article


Christmas Classics: Susan Slept Here

By Brandie on Dec 8, 2010 From True Classics

Susan Slept Here (1954) is a delightful, if somewhat creepy (by today’s standards, anyway) bit of holiday fluff.? Starring Debbie Reynolds and Dick Powell, the film played with the censors at a time when it seemed everyone in Hollywood was determined to give the Hays Office its share of hell. ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Sergeant Monty Maizel: Remember you guys, she's underage. Lay one hand on her and that's all brother.


Susan Beaurgard Landis: Now Mark, what more do you want in a wife, I'm a doll and you know it.
Mark Christopher: I'm too big do play with dolls. I'm ready for the armchair, television, a small dog to bring my slippers.
Susan Beaurgard Landis: Arf! Arf!


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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Facts about

This picture marked the last of Dick Powell's 58 feature-film appearances (plus one voice over) between 1932 and 1954. A recording artist since 1927, Dick's final two commercial sides on a Bell single were tunes from the movie score: the title song (music and lyrics by Jack Lawrence) and the Oscar-nominated "Hold My Hand" (music and lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Richard Myers). Neither ditty was sung by Mr. Powell in the film. However, he danced a bit in a pantomime segment dreamed by Debbie Reynolds.
This film was shot for intended 3D viewing.
In joke: During opening narration, an Oscar statuette makes reference to "Louella" - gossip columnist Louella Parsons, mother of film's producer Harriet Parsons.
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