Susan Slept Here (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

Susan Slept Here (1954)




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In order to give his new screenplay, for a movie about juvenile delinquency, an added touch of realism, a Hollywood scenarist takes temporary custody of a spunky and troubled 18-year-old girl. She proves to be a real handful and their wrangling provides the fun in this lively sex comedy.more
Rating: G
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Fisher, Alex Gottlieb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 9, 2010
RKO Radio Pictures


Anne Francis
as Isabella
Alvy Moore
as Virgil
Mara Lane
as Marilyn
Maide Norman
as Georgette
Rita Johnson
as Dr. Rawley
Ellen Corby
as Waitress
Benny Rubin
as Janitor
Barbara Darrow
as Legal Secretary
Sue Carlton
as Cashier
Oliver Blake
as Motel Manager
Louella Parsons
as Telephone Voice
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Critic Reviews for Susan Slept Here

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Some 97 minutes of well-farced escapism is offered in Susan Slept Here.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

On the whole, "Susan Slept Here" remains as familiar as a summer breeze, but not nearly as refreshing.

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

This started life as a Broadway comedy and remains very theatrical, despite Tashlin's efforts to goose it into life ...

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Some of the gags about 50s Hollywood are priceless (among them a parody of Gene Kelly's dream ballets).

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's a surprisingly bad outing considering all the talent involved.

Full Review… | May 27, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

One scene finds Debbie Reynolds using the golden head of the trademarked Oscar statuette as a makeshift hammer to crack walnuts. In Hollywood, that may have been as shocking as the sight of the desecrated statue of the Virgin Mary in 'The Exorcist.'

Full Review… | March 15, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for Susan Slept Here

Cotton candy confection with Debbie bright and chipper. Something from a much more innocent time with for that time a slightly risque story, although the fact that Debbie was actually 22 and looks it not the 17 the script indicates removing much of the ick factor. Skillfully played by all with Glenda Farrell very amusing in support and Anne Francis a knockout in an eyepoppingly elegant wardrobe.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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