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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:
The Mysterious Cary Grant See more (147 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:
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:
Continuity: When the Aysgarths are eating at Isobel's house, the placement of Johnnie's head varies between shots.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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Soundtrack:
Frühlingsstimmen, op. 410 (Voices of Spring)See more »

FAQ

I've heard that Hitchcock had another ending in mind. How did he want it to end?
What is the name of the waltz that Johnnie and Lina dance to?
Why does Johnnie call Lina "monkey face"?
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32 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
The Mysterious Cary Grant, 16 October 2001
Author: jyoung-11

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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