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Susan and God1940

Susan and God (1940)





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In this film, Susan's 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.


Joan Crawford
as Susan Trexel
Fredric March
as Barry Trexel
Ruth Hussey
as Charlotte
Rita Quigley
as Blossom Trexel
John Carroll
as Clyde Rochester
Rita Hayworth
as Leonora Stubbs
Nigel Bruce
as Hutchins Stubbs
Bruce Cabot
as Michael O'Hara
Rose Hobart
as Irene Burrows
Romaine Callender
as Oliver Leeds
Constance Collier
as Lady Wiggam
Cece Broadhurst
as Cowboy Joe
Don Castle
as Attendant
Oscar O'Shea
as Sam, the Bartender
Keith Hitchcock
as Scotchman
Ed Payson
as Athlete
Phil Tead
as Customer
Edward Gargan
as Cab Driver
Eleanor Soohoo
as Native Woman
Rama Bai
as Native Woman
Harold Landon
as Christopher
David Oliver
as Man at Bar
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Critic Reviews for Susan and God

All Critics (1)

One of George Cukor's worst films due to lack of sympathetic charcater, made worse by Joan Crawford's lackluster performance; MGM queen Norma Shearer turned down the role because she didn't want to play a mature woman with children!

February 9, 2007 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Susan and God


Odd film especially for a Crawford vehicle about a shallow socialite who takes up religion on a whim with an overly simplistic ending. Suffers from not having anyone to really root for outside the minor character of the main character's daughter Blossom. Both Joan and March's characters are selfish and for the most part thoughtless fools. This was the screen debut, in a wordless bit, of Susan Peters and Dan Dailey in a slightly larger part. Also keep a sharp eye out for Joan Leslie and Gloria De Haven in tiny parts just starting out. Someone who has a larger part and actually attracted quite a bit of notice in it moving her forward to larger parts than she had been cast previously is Rita Hayworth. She's ravishing although not quite fully arrived at her star persona just yet. Still a brunette she handles her small supporting role well injecting a touch of pathos into a sketchily drawn part.

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