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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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Cast

Complete credited 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
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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Storyline

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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Did You Know?

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

As the Bride and Groom are leaving Oxford, their chauffeur opens the car door for them, which makes the crew visible in the reflection. See more »

Quotes

[on their wedding night, a policeman appears at the Myles's hotel room door demanding Richard's depart with him immediately]
Frances Myles: This is no time for a practical joke.
Const. Jones: It's no joke, ma'am.
Frances Myles: It's not practical, either.
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Referenced in Unfinished Business (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Untitled Oxford University Song
(uncredited)
Played on piano by Joan Crawford
Sung by Fred MacMurray, Basil Rathbone and Bruce Lester
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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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