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Susan Slept Here


Dick Powell’s last film, the 11th for Debbie Reynolds. About the only thing that caught my interest was in the first ten seconds, when the RKO Radio Pictures logo came up. I’m sure I’ve seen it a thousand times, but always in black and white. It was a real shock to see it in color. Other than that, this is a lame story about an older screenwriter (Powell was 48) who gets involved with a 17-year-old (Debbie was actually 22) juvenile delinquent through circumstances that just made no sense at all. It was all uninteresting enough that I cheated and went to Wiki to see how it all came out. Sure enough, they get married in the end. That was all I needed to know about that. I turned it off after 20 minutes.