Susan and God

Susan and God

Joan Crawford
Director: George Cukor Cast: Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
, Fredric March
Fredric March
, Ruth Hussey
Ruth Hussey
George Cukor

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Overview

Rachel Crothers' thoughtful stage play Susan and God was tastefully adapted for the screen by Anita Loos. Joan Crawford stars as Susan, whose unquestioning devotion to various religious organizations causes a great deal of strain between herself and her family. When Susan embraces a "New Thought" theological movement, she decides to apply the tenets of this new philosophy to patch up the unhappy marriages within her own social circles. She succeeds only in making things worse, and in further harming her own relationship with husband Barrie (Fredric March) and daughter Blossom (Rita Quigley). But it is the unadorned, unpretentious religious faith of little Blossom that ultimately brings Susan and Barrie together again. When Susan and God was first released in 1940, Joan Crawford's performance was occasionally compared unfavorably to that of Gertrude Lawrence, who created the role of Susan on Broadway; it was suggested by some that Crawford patterned her portrayal exactly on Lawrence's, right down to the line delivery. Modern audiences, denied the opportunity to see Lawrence's interpretation, are less inclined to downgrade Crawford's work, which rates among her best.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2010
UPC: 0883316242193
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:57:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Susan Trexel
Fredric March Barry Trexel
Ruth Hussey Charlotte
John Carroll Clyde Rochester
Rita Hayworth Leonora Stubbs
Nigel Bruce "Hutchie"
Bruce Cabot Michael O'Hara
Rose Hobart Irene Burrows
Constance Collier Lady Wiggstaff
Rita Quigley Blossom Trexel
Gloria DeHaven Enid
Richard Crane Bob
Norma Mitchell Paige
Marjorie Main Mary
Aldrich Bowker Patrick
Rama Bai Native Woman
Romaine Callender Oliver Leeds
Don Castle Attendant
Jane Drummond Rose
Herbert Evans Bronson
Edward Gargan Cab Driver
Bobby Hale Tom
Sam Harris Amos
Keith Hitchcock Scotchman
Claude King J.F.
Harold Landon Christopher
Oscar O'Shea Sam, the Bartender
David Oliver Man at Bar
Louis Payne Dave
Susan Peters Actor
Phil Tead Customer
William Lechner Actor
David Tillotson Guest
Dan Dailey Homer
Joan Leslie Bit Part

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Anita Loos Screenwriter
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Herbert Stothart Score Composer
Hunt Stromberg Producer
William Terhune Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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