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Suspicion (1941)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 14 November 1941 (USA)
A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder 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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In his arms she felt safety...in his absence, haunting dread! See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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$1,103,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

David O. Selznick was dissatisfied with Miklós Rózsa's scoring for the ski sequence in "Spellbound" and replaced it with a cue written by Franz Waxman for the final scene (Fast car driving scene) in this film. See more »

Goofs

A letter is seen protruding from the book that Lina finds in a drawer. However, when she opens the book, the envelope is shown completely hidden inside. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Lucy Show: Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiere (1966) 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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