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Director:
Writers:
Samson Raphaelson (screen play) &
Joan Harrison (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
14 November 1941 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love in his Heart . . . Tragedy in his Mind ! The stars of "Penny Serenade" and "Rebecca" in this most thrilling mystery . . . See more »
Plot:
A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of my favorites See more (146 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Johnnie

Joan Fontaine ... Lina

Cedric Hardwicke ... General McLaidlaw (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)

Nigel Bruce ... Beaky

Dame May Whitty ... Mrs. McLaidlaw

Isabel Jeans ... Mrs. Newsham
Heather Angel ... Ethel (Maid)
Auriol Lee ... Isobel Sedbusk
Reginald Sheffield ... Reggie Wetherby

Leo G. Carroll ... Captain Melbeck
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy Bevan ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Faith Brook ... Alice Barham (uncredited)
Leonard Carey ... Burton - McLaidlaws' Butler (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Trunk Man (uncredited)
Clyde Cook ... Photographer (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Hogarth Club Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Carol Curtis-Brown ... Jessie Barham (uncredited)
Vernon Downing ... Benson (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Mr. Bailey (uncredited)
Edward Fielding ... Antique Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon ... Dr. Bertram Sedbusk (uncredited)
Lumsden Hare ... Inspector Hodgson (uncredited)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Man Mailing Letter (uncredited)
Gertrude Hoffman ... Mrs. Wetherby (uncredited)
Kenneth Hunter ... Sir Gerald (uncredited)
Dorothy Lloyd ... Miss Wetherby (uncredited)
Aubrey Mather ... Executor of General Laidlaw's Will (uncredited)
Nondas Metcalf ... Phyllis Swinghurst (uncredited)
Rita Page ... Secretary (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ... Postmistress (uncredited)
Clara Reid ... Mrs. Craddock (uncredited)
Maureen Roden-Ryan ... Maid - Winnie (uncredited)
Violet Shelton ... Mrs. Barham (uncredited)
Donald Stuart ... Photographer (uncredited)
Denis Tankard ... Footman (uncredited)
Pax Walker ... Maid - Phoebe (uncredited)
Ben Webster ... William Howe - Registrar (uncredited)
Elsie Weller ... Miss Wetherby (uncredited)
Constance Worth ... Mrs. Fitzpatrick (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
Samson Raphaelson (screen play) &
Joan Harrison (screen play) &
Alma Reville (screen play)

Anthony Berkeley (novel "Before the Fact") (as Francis Iles)

Produced by
Harry E. Edington .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
William Hamilton 
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dewey Starkey .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Carroll Clark .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
John E. Tribby .... recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mal Merrihugh .... stand-in: Cary Grant (uncredited)
N. Russell .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:16 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1946) | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1999) (2003) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #7113)

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Trivia:
Johnnie calls Lina by his nickname for her, "Monkey Face", 19 times throughout the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The "British" light switches in the sets are unmistakably American. They even operate in the American way - up for on, down for off - the opposite of real British switches.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Eraserhead (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wiener Blut, op. 354 (Viennese Blood)See more »

FAQ

I've heard that Hitchcock had another ending in mind. How did he want it to end?
Why does Johnnie call Lina "monkey face"?
Is "Suspicion" based on a book?
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorites, 11 July 2000
Author: Keith (Beefy-2) from Nebraska

The first time I saw this movie, I was kind of undecided. I had taped an Alfred Hitchcock marathon on TV and I only watched it for the sake of watching another Hitchcock film. The second time though, was in the back seat of a conversion van on a LONG road trip and I had a lot of time on my hands, so the more movies I had to watch, the better.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. Having read about the movie, I knew that the ending wasn't Alfred Hitchcock's first choice, but I thought the final shot was very beautifully filmed, and the ending was ok with me.

Of course, the whole movie is beautifully filmed in brilliant sunlight. I think the only really dark scene is the milk one. However, the theme of a woman suspecting that her husband is a murderer is indeed dark.

The movie is about Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine) who marries the rascally Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant). She slowly begins to suspect that he is plotting to murder her for money, and it certainly doesn't help when his best friend dies under mysterious circumstances. Fontaine is excellent in her role and she certainly deserved her Oscar.

The movie is really quite entertaining. Many people consider Rebecca or Notorious Hitchcock's best movie of the 40's. I like both films a lot, but something about Suspicion makes it my personal favorite of the decade.

This is a must-see for Hitchcock fans. Full of classic performances and of course, suspensefully directed!

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