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Above Suspicion (1943)

Passed | | Drama, Thriller | May 1943 (USA)
Two newlyweds spy on the Nazis for the British Secret Service during their honeymoon in Europe.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Keith Winter (screenplay), Melville Baker (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Frances Myles
Fred MacMurray ... Richard Myles
Conrad Veidt ... Hassert Seidel
Basil Rathbone ... Sig von Aschenhausen
Reginald Owen ... 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 Johanna Hofer ... Frau Kleist
Lotte Palfi Andor 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It Happened on a Honeymoon! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tech Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - July 12, 1944) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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

At approximately 56:00, Sig von Aschenhausen puts down a decanter with his left hand, but when the camera angle changes, he removes his right hand from the decanter. See more »

Quotes

Richard Myles: Well, how about some spaghetti?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen
(uncredited)
Traditional German folksong
Hummed by Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray
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A Romp of a Honeymoon!
22 March 2009 | by arbarnesSee all my reviews

A lot of people seem to deride this film, but I found it quite enjoyable. It was Joan Crawfords last contract film at MGM, and far from walking through the part I personally think she sails along quite breezily and relaxed, which is just right for the character she plays. Basil Rathbone always makes a great, charming villain, and the much underrated Fred MacMurray comes across quite well as the hero. Casting of all supporting parts is excellent, and the MGM production values are faultless. The first half of the film is considerably better than the second as €"things become a bit chaotic and muddled towards the end -but its great to see a Hollywood film where the Germans actually speak German. There are also one or two quite extraordinary tracking shots, especially one in the concert hall, and in fact this whole sequence has an intensity that one wishes the entire film had. Still, if you can swallow the premise of the film and follow the logic of the "trail" you will perhaps be as entertained as I was by this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Arabic

Release Date:

May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Above Suspicion See more »

Filming Locations:

Bishop, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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