Susan Peters gives her Tish director S. Sylvan Simon a ride around the MGM lot. This was Peters’ first film for the studio. Later that same year — 1942 — she was cast in Random Harvest, the Ronald Colman amnesia melodrama. Peters received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her work as a lovestruck young woman in the film. A few years later, Peters was tragically injured in a hunting accident.
Here’s the snipe for the photo: “OFFSTAGE FUN was the rule during the filming of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s ‘Tish,’ with Marjorie Main as Mary Roberts Rinehart’s beloved fiction character. Between hilarious scenes before the camera the cast enjoyed all manner of frolics, encouraged by the director, S. Sylvan Simon, who believed players are more entertaining if they themselves are being entertained at their work. Here, his theory seems to have been sound.
“Susan Peters takes director S. Sylvan Simon for a ride on a bicycle not built for two!”