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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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Frances Myles
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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 ...
Ann Shoemaker ...
Aunt Ellen
Sara Haden ...
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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May 1943 (USA)  »

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Insuspeitos  »

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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

Joan Crawford always said she wished Alfred Hitchcock had directed this film, and indeed, the film contains many "Hitchcockian" touches, including mistaken identity, music as a plot cue, innocents recruited to do dangerous tasks. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Frances Myles: I must get a hat, with a big red rose on it.
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Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) 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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Above Suspecion is an Excellent piece of intrigue, fun and entertainment
9 August 2006 | by (Islamic Republic of Iran) – See all my reviews

Those wonderful movies of the past. The film's setting is in the days prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. Although it would have been highly unlikely that British Intelligence would have asked two non-Britishers and non-professionals to do a bit of spying for them which could turn very dangerous for them and give the whole thing away plus creating an international scandal (the World War had not yet started), yet it is always interesting to see how it would have developed. Good slick direction by Mr. Thorpe, excellent acting by Mr. McMurray and specially by Miss Crawford, excellent set design which does not forget the overcoats needed on the Brenner Pass between Austria (in the Film the country is called Southern Germany) and Itally (which did not get into the War until 1940). Good to see two decent people doing the right thing for the right cause endangering their own lives to get away from the Nazi and back to safety. Good work and fun to watch and don't forget the inimitable Mr. Veidt. He should have been in Hollywood a decade earlier.

Barzin Samimi

Tehran, Iran


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