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FULL SYNOPSIS

Based on the novel by Augusta Tucker, the provocatively titled Miss Susie Slagle's is actually a leisurely, sentimental story set in a turn-of-the-century boarding house. The title character, played by Lillian Gish, is the house's landlady, catering exclusively to young doctors and nurses in training. Miss Susie Slagle takes pride in the fact that not one of her boarders has ever failed medical school, but for a while it looks as though this perfect record will be spoiled by Elijah Howe Jr. (Bill Edwards), the seemingly irresponsible son of one of Susie's former tenants (Ray Collins). The bulk of the storyline is carried by med student Pug Prentiss (Sonny Tufts), who carries on a romance with Howe Jr.'s sister Margaretta (Joan Caulfield, in her film-starring debut). Flamboyant comic actor Billy DeWolfe is uncharacteristically restrained as pragmatic third-year student Ben Mead, though the script contrives to allow DeWolfe to do one of his celebrated female-impersonation routines! In true open-ended fashion, the film ends as it begins, with Miss Susie Slagle welcoming another crop of students to her lodgings. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Veronica Lake
as Nan Rogers
Sonny Tufts
as Pug Prentiss
Joan Caulfield
as Margaretta Howe
Ray Collins
as Dr. Elijah Howe
Billy De Wolfe
as Ben Mead
Lillian Gish
as Miss Susie Slagle
Roman Bohnen
as Dean Wingate
Morris Carnovsky
as Dr. Fletcher
Renny McEvoy
as Clayton Abernathy
Lloyd Bridges
as Silas Holmes
Dorothy Adams
as Mrs. Johnson
Theodore Newton
as Dr. Boyd
Ludwig Stossel
as Otto
Charles Arnt
as Mr. Johnson
Al Bridge
as Cab driver
Frederick Burton
as Dr. Bowen
Bobby Driscoll
Kathleen Howard
as Miss Wingate
Jerry James
as Student
Milt Kibbee
as Little man
William Meader
as Student
Isabel Randolph
as Mrs. Howe
Cyril Ring
as Instrumental man
Albert Ruiz
as Student
Pierre Watkin
as Superintendent
Frederick Burton
as Dr. Bowen
Isabel Randolph
as Mrs. Howe
William Meader
as Student
Kathleen Howard
as Miss Wingate
Milt Kibbee
as Little man
Jerry James
as Student
Al Bridge
as Cab driver
Albert Ruiz
as Student
Cyril Ring
as Instrumental man

Crew

John Berry
Director
Hugo Butler
Screenwriter
Anne Froelick
Screenwriter
Theodore Strauss
Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang
Cinematographer
Daniele Amfitheatrof
Composer (Music Score)
Archie Marshek
Editor
Earl Hedrick
Art Director
Hans Dreier
Art Director
John Houseman
Associate Producer
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