Platform: DVD MOVIE Publisher: ALPHA VIDEO Packaging: DVD STYLE BOX Ann Sothern is Susie private secretary to talent agent Peter Sands (Don Porter) in this delightful series of comic adventures that ran … see full wiki
When Ann Sothern's Hollywood career started to stall, the lovely star focused her attention on television. She appeared in several shows as well as a lavish TV production of Kurt Weill's LADY IN THE DARK, and THE ANN SOTHERN SHOW. She also played the nosey Susie Camille MacNamara in the wonderful sitcom PRIVATE SECRETARY...
The sitcom PRIVATE SECRETARY featured Ann Sothern as Susie, the secretary to New York talent mogul Peter Sands (Don Porter). However, Susie often gets confused as to the limitations of her job and gets frequently entangled in the lives of Peter and his clients. Snappy dialogue and great comic support is provided by Ann Tyrrell as Susie's workmate Vi Praskins. When the series later went into syndication, the title of the show was inexplicably changed to SUSIE.
This DVD from Alpha contains 4 great episodes (presented under the SUSIE title):
"What Every Secretary Knows" - Susie gets embroiled with an opera bigwig when Peter tries to clinch a deal for two of his rising stars.
"How to Handle a Boss" - Susie arranges for her journalist-boyfriend to act as her ghostwriter when she has to submit an important article for a magazine.
"Not Quite Paradise" - Vi's aunt (guest star ZaSu Pitts) becomes convinced that Vi and Peter are engaged...and that Susie is the 'Other Woman'!
"Three's a Crowd" - Susie finds herself sandwiched in a love triangle, comprising of a young playwright and a gunho Broadway producer.
Hopefully Alpha may release some more eps from this often-neglected sitcom in the future.
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