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Suspicion (1941)

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A shy young English woman marries a charming gentleman, then begins to suspect him of trying to kill her.

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Johnny Aysgarth is a handsome gambler who seems to live by borrowing money from friends. He meets shy Lina McLaidlaw on a train whilst trying to travel in a first class carriage with a third class ticket. He begins to court Lina and before long they are married. It is only after the honeymoon that she discovers his true character and she starts to become suspicious when Johnny's friend and business partner, Beaky is killed mysteriously. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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friend | money | love | honeymoon | murderer | See more »

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In his arms she felt safety...in his absence, haunting dread! See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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14 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Samson Raphaelson considered Suspicion "in many ways my best screenplay." See more »

Goofs

Lina pulls a letter from an envelope which is shorter than the book that contains it. But in the next shot it is evident that the paper she now holds is wider than the length of book below. The close up of the handwritten note indicates it was written on a much narrower page size See more »

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[first lines]
Johnnie Aysgarth: Oh, I beg your pardon. Was that your leg? I had no idea we were going into a tunnel. I thought the compartment was empty.
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Featured in The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Wiener Blut, op. 354 (Viennese Blood)
(1871) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauß
Arranged by Roy Webb
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entertaining thriller
21 December 2002 | by (warwickshire, england) – See all my reviews

Charming and entertaining Hitchcock thriller notable for the genre switch.

The film starts out as a romantic comedy, rich girl falls for likeable rogue, but gradually the plot gets darker as Johnnie (Cary Grant) lies and swindles to cover his gambling debts. Eventually Lina (Joan Fontaine) begins to suspect that he is planning to murder her for money....

My only criticism of this film would be the idealised Hollywood version of pastoral English countryside complete with huntsmen, dogs and an eccentric mystery writing spinster. All a little bit too picture-postcard perfect for my taste.


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