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Above Suspicion (1943)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  May 1943 (USA)
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Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on ... See full summary »

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Richard Myles
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Hassert Seidel
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Sig von Aschenhausen
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Dr. Mespelbrunn
Richard Ainley ...
Peter Galt
Cecil Cunningham ...
Countess
Ann Shoemaker ...
Aunt Ellen
Sara Haden ...
Aunt Hattie
Felix Bressart ...
Mr. A. Werner
Bruce Lester ...
Thornley
Johanna Hofer ...
Frau Kleist
Lotte Palfi Andor ...
Ottilie (as Lotta Palfi)
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Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on the eve of World War 2. Written by Kelly

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Drama | Thriller

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Insuspeitos  »

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Trivia

Female bit players were not allowed to wear make-up in scenes that took place in Germany, as Adolf Hitler had banned it in 1933. See more »

Goofs

When Professor and Mrs. Myles are talking to the shopkeeper about the chess pieces, Professor Myles lights the shopkeeper's cigarette with a lighter. Afterward, the shopkeeper prevents Professor Myles from closing his lighter and blows out the lighter's flame instead. Immediately after this, there is a closeup of the shopkeeper's face and the lighter shows in the lower left corner. The flame of the lighter is still burning. See more »

Quotes

Gestapo man: Heil Hitler!
Frances Myles: Good day.
Gestapo man: I gave you our German greeting, American!
Richard Myles: We gave you ours, dope.
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Referenced in Unfinished Business (1986) See more »

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My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
(1791) (uncredited)
Written by Robert Burns
Sung a cappella by Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray
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Above Suspicion is above average
2 November 2005 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

If the viewer can keep up with all the directions given in this nifty little spy vs. spy thriller, he is a better man than I Gunga Din. It's amazing that Richard Myles (Fred MacMurray) can remember all the details. The viewer may also be amazed that Fred MacMurray speaks such good German. MacMurray is one of those great Hollywood actors who never received his due, even though he almost matched the performances of Edward G. Robinson and Barbara Stanwyck in the film noir classic "Double Indemnity." He certainly keeps up with Joan Crawford in "Above Suspicion," although the two simply don't jell as a team. Barbara Stanwyck would have made a much better partner for MacMurray in this film.

All that aside, this is still a topnotch suspense movie from World War II. The flick is fast-paced and has worn well with the passage of time, since all the goings on are now just history to most viewers. Since director Richard Thorpe was an old hand at directing action pictures he lets the show get on the road and move along rapidly. He throws humor in from time to time to ease the tension the way Hitchcock would do in a more masterful way. Viewers used to seeing Basil Rathbone play Sherlock Holmes will enjoy seeing him play a dastardly Nazi stooge who receives his just desserts. In the opposite direction viewers may also enjoy seeing Conrad Veidt playing a good guy who assists the newlyweds Frances and Richard Myles (Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray)in their dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany. Those who enjoy World War II espionage films, should find this one a winner.


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