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"American Playhouse" Suspicion (1988)

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Joan Harrison (1941 screenplays)
Samson Raphaelson (1941 screenplays)
Original Air Date:
20 April 1988 (Season 7, Episode 11)
A remake of Hitchcock's 1941 suspenser about a wealthy young woman who comes to suspect that her new husband is plotting to murder her. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good movie long as you don't have high expectations. See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Anthony Andrews ... Johnnie Aysgarth

Jane Curtin ... Lina McLaidlaw
Ron Pember ... Ticket collector

Martin Clunes ... Photographer
Sally Home ... Mrs. Barham
Cory Pulman ... Jessie Barham
Melissa Simmonds ... Alice Barham
Penn Ashton ... Mrs. Newsham

Betsy Blair ... Lady McLaidlaw

Michael Hordern ... Lord McLaidlaw
Simone Lloyd-Davies ... Mrs. Jenner
Tim Bannerman ... Reggie Wetherby
Eric Dodson ... Sir Gerald
Paul Nicholson ... Butler
John Serret ... Waiter on the Orient Express
Barry Woolgar ... Mr. Bailey
Nola Haynes ... Sarah Phillips

Jonathan Lynn ... Beaky Thwaite
Vivian Pickles ... Isobel Sedbusk

Jo Anderson ... Capt. Melbeck's secretary
Donald Pickering ... Capt. Melbeck
Brian Oulton ... Mr. Webster
Denis Lill ... Insp. Hodgson

Jeremy Northam ... Mr. Benson
Nigel Stephenson ... Insurance clerk
Ellis Dale ... Bertram Sedbusk
Tricia George ... Phyllis Swinghurst

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andrew Grieve 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anthony Berkeley  based on the play
Anthony Berkeley  novel
Joan Harrison  1941 screenplay
Barry Levinson 
Jonathan Lynn 
Samson Raphaelson  1941 screenplay
Alma Reville  1941 screenplay

Produced by
Patrick Dromgoole .... executive producer
Barry Levinson .... producer
Patrick Lynch .... co-producer
Sebastian Robinson .... co-producer
Mike Wise .... executive producer
Original Music by
Larry Grossman 
Cinematography by
Brian Morgan (lighting cameraman)
Film Editing by
Christine Westlake 
Casting by
Elizabeth Jeffreys 
Production Design by
Kenneth Sharp  (as Ken Sharp)
Art Direction by
Mike Selina 
Costume Design by
Jane Robinson 
Makeup Department
Viv Howells .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Paul Sarony .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Dando .... assistant director
Jon Older .... second assistant director
Art Department
Billy Bridge .... stand-by prop man
Sally Clements .... prop buyer
Sound Department
Ken Alderman .... sound mixer
John Harding .... boom operator
Danny Longhurst .... dubbing editor (as Daniel Longhurst)
Graham Pearson .... boom operator
Ted Spooner .... dubbing mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Gibbs .... gaffer
David Hedges .... clapper loader
Tom Maslen .... grip
Roger Pearce .... camera operator
Antony Shearn .... focus puller
Peter Thornton .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joy Kleiner .... associate costume designer
David Taylor .... wardrober
Editorial Department
Rory Farrell .... assistant editor
Music Department
Paul McKibbons .... conductor
Paul McKibbons .... music arranger
Transportation Department
John Sparks .... transportation captain
Other crew
Dorothy Brandwood .... production secretary
Judy Packman .... continuity
John Parris .... location manager
Peter Robinson .... runner

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Germany:96 min | USA:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The last film role of Brian Oulton.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Suspicion (1941)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good movie long as you don't have high expectations., 12 September 2001
Author: pushbuttonkitty from Albuquerque, NM

I've never seen the original Suspicion, so I cannot do a comparison of the two. This movie starts off rather slowly, but it has a good build up. Unfortunately, the ending isn't quite emotional enough to be really believable. It left me with the feeling that the story wasn't really complete. As far as performances go, Andrews' performance brings his scoundrel-like character to life. Not a very likeable character, but a great performance. Curtin, however, did not deliver well. One can hardly lay blame on her, however, since she was not the actress to be cast in the role. Over all, the movie was enjoyable, and I'd watch it again, but I'd watch it more for light amusement than as a real thriller.

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