Suzy (1936)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Romance, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - War Romance  |   Release Date - Jul 20, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Hans J. Wollstein

"This thing is bigger than both of us," Jean Harlow exclaims after discovering that the German lady spy who shot her first husband, Franchot Tone, is now dallying with Cary Grant, her second. The unmasking of nasty Benita Hume is but the latest in a series of wildly implausible coincidences that nearly sink this melodrama, which is slightly buoyed by the performance of Grant, who turns his usually lighthearted insouciance into something a bit more sinister this time around. A replacement for Clark Gable and as such forced to accept third billing after Harlow and Tone, both stellar MGM employees, Grant famously warbles a few bars of Walter Donaldson and Harold Adamson's "Did I Remember (To Tell You I Adored You)," but the screenplay remains a muddled mess which not even such nimble wordsmiths as Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell could fix.