Approved | | Comedy, Drama
On Christmas Eve, a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter receives a very unexpected present: juvenile delinquent Susan Landis.
Susan Slept Here (1954) was condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency, primarily for its suggestive title. In a male-dominated society George Washington Slept Here (1942) sounded no similar moral alarms. The ban hurt the movie's receipts but did greater harm to the Legion who were taken less seriously after The Moon Is Blue (1953) ban a year earlier in shocked response to the word 'virgin' used outside the church.
Susan Beaurgard Landis:
Leave me alone! Let me go!
Maude Snodgrass: *After* I've talked to you like a mother.
Virgil, Mark's Gofer: What do *you* know about motherhood?
Maude Snodgrass: I happened to have typed the script to 'Stella Dallas.'
When Susan is tussling with Sgt. Hanlon in Mark's apartment, the camera spins around them and its moving shadow is visible on the back of Sgt. Hanlon's overcoat.
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