The Fabulous Suzanne (1946)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Barbara Britton is as cute as can be as the title character in Republic's The Fabulous Suzanne. The plot, which bears a faint resemblance to MGM's She Went to the Races, concerns a young hashhouse waitress who picks winning horses by randomly jabbing a pin into her racing form. Accumulating a tidy nest egg, Suzanne offers to buy a fancy new restaurant for her handsome boss Rex (Richard Denning). He refuses this largess, whereupon she huffily heads to New York, intending to use her winning pin-in-the-paper formula on the Stock Market. Along the way, she attracts the attentions of a trio of bachelor stockbrokers, chief among them stuffy Hendrick Courtney Jr. (Rudy Vallee). The film's best moment, and one worthy of inclusion in any anthology on 1940s musicals, finds costar Rudy Vallee reacting with disgust at the adenoidal voice of a nightclub crooner-also played by Rudy Vallee! ("But sir, his singing is very distinctive." "It certainly does!")

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city-life, courtship, employment, home, hometown, horse, horse-racing, luck, racer, racetrack, romance, shop, stock-market, town, waiter, Wall-Street, winner, woman