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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>
  • While traveling to the countryside of England by train, the repressed and shy Lina McLaidlaw meets the reckless playboy Johnnie Aysgarth crashing her first class cabin with a third class ticket. When they meet each other again, Johnnie overhears a conversation of her father about her heritage and courts Lina that immediately falls in love for him. They get married and when they return from their fancy honeymoon, Lina discovers that Johnnie is a broken gambler that borrows money from his friends to live in a high-standard. Then she finds that he is also a liar and after receiving his old friend and partner in a real estate business Beaky in their home, Lina believes that Johnnie intends to kill Beaky. However, they decide to travel to Paris to dissolve their partnership. When two detectives come to their house to investigate the mysterious death of Beaky in Paris, Lina believes Johnny is the murderer and she will be his next victim.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • After a chance meeting on a train, Johnnie Aysgarth and Lina McLaidlaw have a whirlwind romance and are married. Johnnie was well known in society circles while Lina is a shy, bookish sort. They return from a lengthy European honeymoon to a beautiful house Johnnie's arranged for them. She's a bit shocked to learn however that her new husband has no means of support and seems to live off money he borrows from friends. She soon learns he has a darker side however and loves to gamble. Johnnie loves mystery novels and Lina begins to suspect he would go to any lengths to keep his lifestyle secure. She's certain that a business deal he's dreamed up with his longtime friend Beaky is a scam on his part. When the police inform her that Beaky died in Paris she's certain her husband is behind it all. Her main concern however is whether she will be the next victim.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Johnnie Aysgarth, a seemingly well-to-do playboy, meets and marries Lina McLaidlaw, an heiress-to-be. Initially smitten by Johnnie's charm, her suspicion is fueled by two aspects of Johnnie's character: Firstly, what does he do for a living? Secondly, why is he interested in untraceable poisons?

    - Written by Kevin Dorner <mrkevvy@pathcom.com>
  • Johnny Aysgarth is a handsome playboy who lives by borrrowing money from his friends. He meets and marries shy Lina Mclaidlaw, but after their honeymoon, the girl finds out Johnny's true character and becomes suspicious of his behavior. Lina starts believing her husband is a murderer and she fears that she could be his next victim.

    - Written by Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>
  • A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her.

    - Written by alfiehitchie


Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine) is a prim, proper English lady, and Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) is a suave...

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