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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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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Did You Know?


Clark Gable turned down the role of Richard Myles. See more »


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 »


[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 Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »


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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