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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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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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Despite the indecision over its ending, the film was a tremendous success, and more importantly Alfred Hitchcock had enjoyed a measure of creative freedom which he knew that he would not get at Selznick International. See more »

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In the final scene as Johnnie and Lina drive back home, it is clear from the shot of them from behind that doubles have been used and the two characters in the scene are not Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant. 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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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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