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The Unsuspected (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 3 October 1947 (USA)
The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.



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Complete credited cast:
Victor Grandison
Althea Keane
Jane Moynihan
Oliver Keane
Ted North ...
Steven Francis Howard (as Michael North)
Richard Donovan
Mr. Press
Ray Walker ...
Donovan's Assistant
Mrs. White
Walter Baldwin ...
Judge Maynard - Justice of the Peace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cab Driver (unconfirmed)


A girl has been murdered. A woman cannot remember a man who claims to be her husband. Her uncle hosts a radio murder mystery show called "The Unsuspected". Who killed the girl? Why? And who is this mystery husband? Written by erasmus

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Release Date:

3 October 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sem Sombra de Suspeita  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debut of Fred Clark. See more »


When Steve Edwards shows up for the first time at the front door of Grandison's home, the cameraman is clearly reflected on the window of the door. See more »


Victor Grandison: [to Max] Only thieves and home-grown Casanovas catch the 7:15 train in the morning!
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Crazy Credits

Opening title and credits are typed in a bound manuscript, and we see someone's gloved hands flipping the pages. See more »


References The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) See more »


I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played at the surprise party when Jane enters and Victor greets Donovan
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Exciting, stylish mystery with Rains in top form.
28 May 2004 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

One of the fine mystery thrillers from 40's and near the top of the film noir lists. The Unsuspected is a showcase for one of Hollywood's real accomplished actors of that era, Claude Rains. Though more widely remembered for "Casablanca", "Notorius", and "Mr. Skeffington," Rains gets to show off his versatility in a starring role. As the charming but malevolent lead, Rains comes up with a very professional turn as the respected radio announcer and suspect. Pairing with him is a "femme fatale" from that time, Joan Caulfield. The bosomy, sexy blonde is more convincing here than in the light comedies she played during her career. This film dates well and will keep your interest. It's one I would like to see once more. Any readers know where a VCR copy can be purchased?

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