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The Fabulous Suzanne (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 15 December 1946 (USA)
Suzanne, a waitress, comes up with a sure-fire method for winning at the racetrack and, later, when she inherits a fortune from a customer of the restaurant, she use the same system for ... See full summary »


Steve Sekely


William Bowers (story), Tedwell Chapman (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Barbara Britton ... Suzanne
Rudy Vallee ... Hendrick Courtney Jr.
Otto Kruger ... Hendrick Courtney Sr.
Richard Denning ... Rex
William Henry ... William Harris (as Bill Henry)
Veda Ann Borg ... Mary
Grady Sutton ... Marstenson
Irén Ágay Irén Ágay ... Ginette (as Irene Agay)
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Mr. Tuttle
Harry Tyler ... Lawyer
Alvin Hammer ... Little Man (as Al Hammer)
Herbert Evans ... Butler


Suzanne, a waitress, comes up with a sure-fire method for winning at the racetrack and, later, when she inherits a fortune from a customer of the restaurant, she use the same system for investing her money. Her stuff broker tries to dissuade her, but she persists and her investments increases her wealth. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

15 December 1946 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Star Pictures Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hendrick Courtney Jr.: For years, my friends have been telling me I should be married.
Suzanne: Are you sure they're your friends?
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A Couple of Years Ago
Written by Bert Reisfeld and Larry Stewart
Sung by Rudy Vallee
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3 December 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

I think I may be forgiven for having my suspicions about a movie that dares to use the word "fabulous" in the title, but on examination this turns out to be an erratically funny comedy that had a few very funny sections in it.

Pamela Britton is engaged to diner owner William Henry. When she is left a legacy of $7000, she says they can get married now. Henry, however, is one of those hairy-chested he-men who want to install wifey in the kitchen, and won't take a dime from her. So she ups and heads down to Manhattan with her lucky pin; she can stick it in a racing sheet to pick the winners, and she figures it will work on stocks. When it does, she has the attention of straightlaced Rudy Vallee, his wastrel brother Richard Denning, and their charming father, Otto Kruger, each of whom wants to marry Miss Britton.

In the screenwriters' efforts to make Miss Britton lucky rather than smart, they may have soothed some masculine nerves, but I find the method a bit of a stretch. On the plus side of the ledger, there are some funny lines, particularly in the scenes with Grady Sutton, as well as Irén Ágay as Miss Britton's French maid -- did she audition in costume for the director, husband Steve Sekely? There's also a good sequence of door-slamming farce, and one bit in which Mr. Kruger flubs a line, recovers, and it was left back in -- at Republic, the happy accident calls for no second take, as does the unhappy accident.

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