Miss Susie Slagle's

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Miss Susie Slagle's
Miss susie slagles.jpg
Directed by John Berry
Produced by John Houseman
Written by Hugo Butler
Anne Froelick
Adrian Scott
Theodore Strauss
Story by Augusta Tucker (Novel)
Starring Veronica Lake
Sonny Tufts
Lillian Gish
Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Archie Marshek
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (original), Universal Pictures (current)
Release date
  • February 6, 1946 (1946-02-06)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Miss Susie Slagle's is a 1946 film directed by John Berry. It was based on the popular novel by Augusta Tucker. The film was Berry's directorial debut and first starring role for Joan Caulfield.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

A nursing student falls in love with a young medical intern in 1910 Baltimore, but their lives start to fall apart when he catches a deadly disease.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Veronica Lake Nan Rogers
Sonny Tufts Pug Prentiss
Joan Caulfield Margaretta Howe
Lillian Gish Miss Susie Slagle
Lloyd Bridges Silas Holmes
Bill Edwards Elijah Howe, Jr.
Billy De Wolfe Ben Mead


Augusta Tucker's novel was published in 1939. Paramount paid $20,000 for the film rights.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Bosley Crowther of The New York Times thought the film was flawed but decent:

Radio adaptation[edit]

Miss Susie Slagle's was presented on Lux Radio Theatre October 21, 1946. Caulfield reprised her role from the film, and William Holden co-starred.[4]


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Miss Susie Slagle's > Overview". AllMovie. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  2. ^ Churchill, Douglas (14 August 1939). "News of the Screen: Philippine Official to View Goldwyn's 'Real Glory' That Drew Protests--Five Openings This Week At Paramount Studio Coast Scripts". New York Times. p. 17. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Bosley (1946-02-07). "Original ''New York Times'' review". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Lux Star". Harrisburg Telegraph. October 19, 1946. p. 17. Retrieved September 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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