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)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Onscreen credits list George Hively as the film's editor, but James E. Newcom is listed as editor in all Hollywood Reporter production charts. See more »


When Professor and Mrs. Myles are talking to the shopkeeper about the chess pieces, Professor Myles lights the shopkeeper's cigarette with a lighter. Afterward, the shopkeeper prevents Professor Myles from closing his lighter and blows out the lighter's flame instead. Immediately after this, there is a closeup of the shopkeeper's face and the lighter shows in the lower left corner. The flame of the lighter is still burning. See more »


Frances Myles: I must get a hat, with a big red rose on it.
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Referenced in Unfinished Business (1986) See more »


My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
(1791) (uncredited)
Written by Robert Burns
Sung a cappella by Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray
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Entertaining, light-hearted spy yarn with Joan and Fred in top form...
13 January 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

If you like the kind of spy-romance yarns spun out by Hollywood in the 1940s--the kind with tongue-in-cheek dialogue that lets you know you're not supposed to take any of it too seriously--you'll enjoy this amusing, yet suspenseful film in which Conrad Veidt plays a "nice guy" for a change. Honeymooners Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray are asked by British intelligence to do some spying while on their European jaunt. The agreeable pair go along with a plan that has them on the trail of an agent and in and out of dangerous situations as they are pursued by Basil Rathbone, chilling as usual as a Nazi.

Good entertainment with some amusing dialogue and light-hearted performances by Joan and Fred that indicate they should have been teamed more than once. As it is, this is Joan Crawford's last film at Metro after seventeen years with the studio and comes just two years before "Mildred Pierce" at Warners. Good cast and fine production values make it an absorbing treat.

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