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Above Suspicion (1943)

Passed | | Drama, Thriller | May 1943 (USA)
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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Cast

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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
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Peter Galt
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Countess
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Aunt Ellen
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Aunt Hattie
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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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Bajo sospecha  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At approximately 56:00, Sig von Aschenhausen puts down a decanter with his left hand, but when the camera angle changes, he removes his right hand from the decanter. See more »

Quotes

Richard Myles: Darling, the less you know, or appear to know, the better.
Frances Myles: That's what my mother told me the night I came out in Boston.
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Connections

Referenced in Unfinished Business (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat Major
(1849) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
Played on piano by Bruce Lester and also by Joan Crawford
Played at the concert with an unidentifed pianist and orchestra, but probably conducted by Leonard Walker
Variations used in the score often
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Weak Effort At Being Another 'The Thin Man'
8 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The cast is attractive, the premise is intriguing....but the film is blah. It looked like a poor man's "The Thin Man," or tried to be, but all it wound up was "poor." The humor was average at best, and it took way, way too long to get to any action and suspense. By halfway through, I can imagine most of the audience in the theater half asleep.

Being a fan of classic films, especially during the 1990s when I couldn't watch enough of these old movies, I was pumped up to see a film starring Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Conrad Veidt, Basil Rathbone and Reginald Owen. That's some cast. But this story is just plain ludicrous. Do they honestly believe the British Foreign Office and newlywed and her husband - with no experience - to go inside Nazi Germany and be an effective spy?

Well, maybe that's where the humor came in, but it's "Thin Man" quality and Crawford and MacMurray, although fine actors, are no Myrna Loy and William Powell in playing these kind of roles. The "Thin Man" movies had far more sophistication than this film. No, this just doesn't cut it in any aspect: humor, suspense or credibility.


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