Cinema: The New Pictures: Jul. 1, 1940

Susan and God (M. G. M.) explores the situation that develops when a giddy Long Island matron takes up with something resembling Dr. Frank Buchman's Oxford brand of confessional Christianity, tries hard to talk her husband and her friends into it and to death.

In the latter enterprise Joan Crawford at first comes too close to succeeding. But when the film gets under way and Susan wakes up to find that her patient husband

(Fredric March) — sick of the way she has been treating him and their ugly duckling daughter (16-year-old Rita Quigley) —...

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