I Am Suzanne

I Am Suzanne! is a 1933 American pre-Code romance film involving puppeteers in Paris written by Edwin Justus Mayer, directed by Rowland V. Lee, and starring Lilian Harvey, Gene Raymond and Leslie Banks.[1] The picture's puppetry sequences feature the Yale Puppeteers[2] and Podrecca's Piccoli Theater. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City owns and periodically exhibits a 35mm print of the film while the Eastman House in Rochester, New York, archives a 16mm copy.

I Am Suzanne
Directed byRowland V. Lee
Produced byFox Film Corporation
Written byEdwin Justus Mayer
StarringLilian Harvey
Music byLouis De Francesco
Friedrich Hollaender
CinematographyLee Garmes
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
December 25, 1933
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States



The film was not a success at the box office.[3]


  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40 by The American Film Institute, c. 1993
  2. Latshaw, George (1978). Puppetry: The Ultimate Disguise. NY: Richards Rosen Press. p. 19. ISBN 9780486409528.
  3. Douglas W. Churchill (December 30, 1934). "THE YEAR IN HOLLYWOOD: 1984 May Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Sweetness-and-Light Era". The New York Times. p. X5.
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