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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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Love in his Heart . . . Tragedy in his Mind ! The stars of "Penny Serenade" and "Rebecca" in this most thrilling mystery . . . See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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

Goofs

In the dinner scene at her parent's house after Lina's walk with Johnny, the glasses of water in front of her parents are both full, but during the course of their conversation with Lina, neither of them take a drink of water. When Lina leaves to answer the phone, but glasses are empty. 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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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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