Please, that's for the five that didn't come back.
This is probably from The Fighting Seabees when Susan, playing Connie Chesley is about to sit on a seat at an empty table which is laid up for the five Seabees who were killed. I think Eddie (William Frawley) spoke the actual words.
I have often wondered where and when Susan learned to ride. She obviously is at ease when she rides in numerous of her films. Does anyone know?
Trish, you are absolutely right. The quote is from The Fighting Seabees and it was a scene with Susan and William Frawley.(Willam Frawley btw was so great in those old films even though I think he will always be more well-remembered for his role as Fred in the I Love Lucy series).
Trish, I've always noticed that Susan was a good rider. I don't know what her background is regarding her ability.. seems odd for a gal from Brooklyn but maybe she was given lessons for her various westerns..one that comes to mind is Canyon Passage.
Trish & Ginger:
I remember seeing a picture of Susan when she was a litte girl in Brooklyn in which she was standing next to a horse. It might have been in that A&E Biography of her, I'm not sure, so it might be that she took lessons as a child. It does seem odd, though, considering that her family was poor. As to living in Brooklyn, I can tell you that when I lived in Philadelphia as a child there were riding stables and lessons given. Still are. So it isn't rare. Maybe Tim could enlighten us?
Ginger: Another stunning pix of Susan. I remember she wore a yellow dress in "Back Street," but I think it had a different neckline.
Gloria, now that you mention it, I remember that photo of Susan as a child standing by a horse. And I wasn't thinking really.. of course , people in the cities would have access to riding lessons. She did seem to be an excellent rider and it couldn't have all been "camera work."
Yes, I love the photo of Susan in yellow. Yes, I think you are are right about the yellow dress in Back Street-there was a difference in the neckline but the color and material seem similar don't they?