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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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Alfred Hitchcock, who gave you "Foreign Correspondent" and "Rebecca", creates his most romantic mystery hit! See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 4, 1942 with Joan Fontaine reprising her film role. See more »

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According to the invitation shown on screen, the hunt ball is on March 7, but the telegram that persuades Lina to attend the ball is dated March 8. See more »

Quotes

[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)
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A wife suspects that her irresponsible husband is a killer
24 January 1999 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

"Suspicion" is a classically Hitchcockian film, with Joan Fontaine as a woman who marries a charming scoundrel, played by Cary Grant, who she begins to think might kill for money. Parts of the film, such as Grant's "courting" techniques, seem rather dated, but the tension builds well, and my interest was held throughout. The ending, however, seems tacked-on and very unsatisfying in execution, even if not in content. This seemed to me to be a lesser film than the best of Hitchcock's output during the 40's, such as the earlier "Rebecca" (also with Fontaine) and the later "Notorious", but anyone who enjoys Hitchcock's films in general will likely enjoy this one as well.

Overall Rating: 3 stars (out of 4), or 7 (out of 10)


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