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      Suzy

      1936 1h 39m Drama List
      Reviews 66% Audience Score 500+ Ratings When American showgirl Suzy (Jean Harlow) finds herself in London without work, she plans to leave her career behind and find a rich husband. Instead, she falls for brilliant but broke inventor Terry (Franchot Tone), who is developing an airplane stabilizer. When Terry is mistakenly shot by a spy, Suzy fears she will be blamed and flees to Paris, where she returns to a life of singing and marries flyboy Andre (Cary Grant). But things get complicated when Suzy learns that Terry has survived. Read More Read Less

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Jean Harlow gives a straightforward and engaging performance, and Suzy won't bore you. Aug 8, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A lively romantic comedy that turns into a thrilling espionage thriller. Rated: B Aug 26, 2016 Full Review Scott Nash Three Movie Buffs The stars outshine the material. Rated: 3/4 Jan 22, 2015 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com One of Jean Harlow's last pictures, this romantic comedy-melodrama places her between Franchot Tone and Cary Grant. Rated: B- Apr 27, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jay F That Jean Harlow sure is one saucy dish. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/10/23 Full Review steve d Only notable for its cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is all over the map. The casting couch, racetrack gambling, whirlwind romance, espionage, cold blooded murder, some songs (including Cary Grant briefly singing), adultery, fiery crashes, aerial dogfighting, and a good dose of melodrama besides. I like Jean Harlow and she's effective at making us care for her character in this film, conveying a sense of sweetness and vulnerability while at the same time being a bit of a gold-digger initially. Unfortunately, her acting is sorely lacking in several scenes. She's better in 'Libeled Lady' and 'Wife vs. Secretary', both of which were also made in 1936, and in many of her other roles. Franchot Tone's Irish accent comes and goes somewhat comically, but he's also likeable, and had some nice banter with Harlow. It's interesting to see Cary Grant as an aerial ace and obnoxious playboy, though it's kind of funny to think he's supposed to be French. The real trouble, though, is the film is a not well executed mix of romance, drama, and comedy. Such a combination is difficult, and while it strikes the right balance in first half hour, it goes downhill from there, with plot holes and some pretty ridiculous scenes. You can definitely do better. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Great cast. Harlow, Grant Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review ashley h Suzy is an amazing film. It is about Suzy who flees to Paris where she meets and marries a WWI pilot. Cary Grant and Jean Harlow give incredible performances. The screenplay is good but a little slow in places. George Fitzmaurice did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. Suzy is a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I greatly enjoyed this--the second of seven films from my 'Jean Harlow: The 100th Anniversary Collection' put out by Warner Archives, unfortunately not with anything in the way of DVD extras (except for a cool, unadvertised set of postcards), and only three of the films were remastered. So it was as if they were perhaps celebrating her, say, 99th birthday and not going all-out like they could and should have, since she DID single-handedly save the studio from bankruptcy three years prior. I like the way filmmakers back then didn't care if a French actor was playing an Irish inventor and an English actor was portraying a French pilot. THESE days, there'd be sheer, unadulterated hell to pay. It was a really strange mix of genres, to get absolutely everybody into the seats. I could just see the pitch at the board meeting now: '1914 period piece romantic-comedy mixed with wartime spy thriller and musical'. But Harlow knocked it out of the ballpark, just like she always did. Supertrooper right to the very end. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When American showgirl Suzy (Jean Harlow) finds herself in London without work, she plans to leave her career behind and find a rich husband. Instead, she falls for brilliant but broke inventor Terry (Franchot Tone), who is developing an airplane stabilizer. When Terry is mistakenly shot by a spy, Suzy fears she will be blamed and flees to Paris, where she returns to a life of singing and marries flyboy Andre (Cary Grant). But things get complicated when Suzy learns that Terry has survived.
      Director
      George Fitzmaurice
      Producer
      Maurice Revnes
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 39m