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The Affairs of Susan Details

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It all begins when popular actress Susan Darrell (Joan Fontaine) returns from a USO tour to marry business exectuive Richard Aiken ([[Performer~P105~Walter Abel~walterabel]]). During his bachelor party, Aiken commisserates with Susan's ex-husband, Broadway producer Roger Berton ([[Performer~P8329~George Brent~georgebrent]]), and two of her former sweethearts, lumberman Mike Ward (Don DeFore) and novelist Bill Anthony (Dennis O'Keefe). Each man recalls his experiences with Susan-and each has an entirely different impression of the girl's personality! While trying to determine who the "real" Susan is, her three previous beaux decide that the stuffy Aiken is not for her. Indeed, Susan does reconsider her impending marriage in order to renew her romance with one of her earlier amours, but it wouldn't be fair to reveal which one. An amusing distaff variation on [[Feature~V9737~Citizen Kane~citizenkane]] (with a bit of [[Feature~V40347~Rashomon~rashomon]] thrown in), The Affairs of Susan is a tour de farce for Joan Fontaine, called upon to essay four different interpretation of the same character. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Laszlo Gorog Best Original Story 1945 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thomas Monroe Best Original Story 1945 Nominee

Cast

Joan Fontaine
as Susan Darell
George Brent
as Roger Berton
Dennis O'Keefe
as Bill Anthony
Don DeFore
as Mike Ward
Walter Abel
as Richard Aiken
Rita Johnson
as Mona Kent
Byron Barr
as Chick
Mary Field
as Nancy
Francis Pierlot
as Uncle Jimmy
Frank Faylen
as Brooklyn Boy
James Millican
as Major
Robert Sully
as Lieutenant
Jerry James
as 2nd Captain
Gig Young
as Chick
Crane Whitley
as Colonel
Ruth Roman
as Bit Part

Crew

William Seiter
Director
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
Laszlo Gorog
Screenwriter
Richard Flournoy
Screenwriter
Thomas Monroe
Screen Story
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