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I Am Suzanne! (1933)

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98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Tony Malatini, a puppeteer, at Paris' Theatre des Marionettes notices that his audience consists of only 7 people. He visits his successful competitor on the corner to see why people are drawn to it. After seeing Suzanne, the competitors ...See moreTony Malatini, a puppeteer, at Paris' Theatre des Marionettes notices that his audience consists of only 7 people. He visits his successful competitor on the corner to see why people are drawn to it. After seeing Suzanne, the competitors popular dancer, Tony is mesmerized by her. He goes backstage to see her and asks her if he can make a puppet of her to use in his show. Over-hearing this, the Baron, Suzanne's controlling manager, castigates Suzanne threatening to set her free. Suzanne terrified of being on her own, begs the Baron to marry her and not to leave her. Tony comes during one of Suzanne's performances and begs her not to marry the Baron. Upset, Suzanne falls into the orchestra pit and injures herself to the extent that she won't dance again. Baron leaves Suzanne, but Tony with a doctor's help puts her through a vigorous exercise program. Tony also shows her how to be a puppeteer. Tony confesses to Suzanne that his true friends are his puppets. He picks up the puppet of Suzanne and tells her that he is in love with this puppet. Suzanne not realizing that he means her becomes confused. Together they put on a successful celebrity puppet show. During a celebration party, Tony decides he will propose marriage to her uniquely. He picks up the puppet of her and asks it to marry him. Suzanne becomes jealous and confused... Written by Kelly See less
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William Anthony McGuire (story) (as William McGuire) | William M. Conselman (screenplay) (as William Conselman)
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Updated Dec 25, 1933

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Dec 25, 1933 (United States)

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Lilian Harvey
Suzanne Suzanne   See fewer
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Gene Raymond
Tony Malatini Tony Malatini   See fewer
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Leslie Banks
Adolpe 'Baron' Herring Adolpe 'Baron' Herring   See fewer
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Murray Kinnell
Luigi Malatini Luigi Malatini   See fewer
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Halliwell Hobbes
Dr. Lorenzo Dr. Lorenzo   See fewer
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Edward Keane
Theatre Manager Theatre Manager   See fewer
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Lionel Belmore
Puppeteer / Satan Puppeteer / Satan   See fewer
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Lynn Bari
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Scotty Beckett
Child in Hospital (uncredited) Child in Hospital (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Desmond
Actress (voice) (uncredited) Actress (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patricia Farr
Chorine (uncredited) Chorine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Puppeteer (uncredited) Puppeteer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Peil Sr.
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited) Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Ricketts
Puppeteer (uncredited) Puppeteer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rita
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rubin
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Balcony Spectator (uncredited) Balcony Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 73 votes