Above Suspicion (1943)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Richard Myles
Hassert Seidel
Sig von Aschenhausen
Dr. Mespelbrunn
Richard Ainley ...
Peter Galt
Cecil Cunningham ...
Ann Shoemaker ...
Aunt Ellen
Sara Haden ...
Aunt Hattie
Felix Bressart ...
Mr. A. Werner
Bruce Lester ...
Johanna Hofer ...
Frau Kleist
Lotte Palfi Andor ...
Ottilie (as Lotta Palfi)


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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Release Date:

May 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Insuspeitos  »

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| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It shares many plot themes with Top Secret! (1984). Looking for a magnetic mine, going to old book stores, ordinary citizen doing clandestine work, etc. See more »


The song that represents Oxford in the film is the Eton Boating Song. See more »


Frances Myles: Richard, just think of what's ahead of us.
Richard Myles: [thinking of his wedding night] Yes... think of it.
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Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »


The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
In the score after Frances and Richard's wedding
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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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