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Susan Trexel is a wealthy socialite, who while vacationing in Europe undergoes a religious transformation. On her return to America, Susan takes on the task of spreading her new found ... See full summary »
Originally written expressly for the singular talents of the luminous stage star Gertrude Lawrence, the role of Susan proved difficult to cast on screen. Louis B. Mayer even turned to former MGM star Marion Davies who had retired in 1937, but she declined to return to the screen. Ultimately, the film's failure was traced to the central miscasting of Joan Crawford, one of several successive misfires that led MGM to terminate her contract in 1943.
Susan, you've got an awful nerve butting into that.
Susan Trexel: Nerve? Oh, it's divine guidance, darling. That's what it takes to help people, especially your friends.
Charlotte: It sometimes takes divine guidance to keep your mouth shut, too.
When Irene sends the men out of the room before Barrie comes in, she takes a cigarette from a porcelain box on the table, tapping it on the box lid. Cut to Barrie opening his car door and stumbling up the steps to the porch. There is an immediate cut back to Irene who is just putting the lid back on the box.
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