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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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Each time they kissed... there was the thrill of love... the threat of murder! See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Originally the story was intended as a B picture to star George Sanders and Anne Shirley. Then when Alfred Hitchcock became involved the budget increased and Laurence Olivier and Frances Dee were to star. See more »

Goofs

When Lina looks at Isobel's book while Johnnie is on the telephone, there is a large tear in the book jacket above Isobel's photo. In the next scene, when Lina takes the book on her visit to Isobel, the book jacket is undamaged. 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 American Masters: Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) See more »

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Wiener Blut, op. 354 (Viennese Blood)
(1871) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauß
Arranged by Roy Webb
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The Mysterious Cary Grant
16 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

For the very first time, we see a mysterious side to Cary Grant. Up until now, Grant played the Romantic Comedy actor with a few acrobatics roped in from his days on the stage. Even his tears in 'Gunga Din' and 'Penny Serenade' did not lift him into the category of a serious actor. In 'Suspicion' however, Hitchcock takes Grant's career to another level by setting up in the audience's mind the suspicion of whether or not he is a murderer. Although the plot is overly dramatic and revolves around the suspicion of whether or not Grant is a murderer, there are other redeeming qualities that lift it out of itself. Frank Waxman's score for one was nominated for 'Best Score', and was part of an early alliance with Hitchcock which led to him scoring 'Rear Window'. The all star cast of Grant with Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce fresh from the 'Sherlock Holmes' films. And the opportunity in Grant's career to be seen in a different light. Unlike 'Rebecca', this was not a Selznick or even a Hitchcock film, it was a Cary Grant film that gave him a depth of mystery in his profile which was beautifully articulated in 'Charade' 22 years later where you weren't quite sure whether or not he was a crook or a protagonist.


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