In Frank Tashlin’s hilarious battle of the sexes, a Hollywood screenwriter (Dick Powell) suffering from writer’s block gets an unexpected gift when the cops leave a rambunctious 17-year-old delinquent (Debbie Reynolds) in his care on Christmas Eve. While the unexpected arrangement could prove inspiration for his next script, it doesn’t sit well with his long-time fiancé (Ann Francis). Nominated for 2 Academy Awards!
“Some of the gags about 50s Hollywood are priceless” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
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Ariel Schudson discusses Susan Slept Here on the New Beverly blog.