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The Suspect (1944)

Passed | | Drama, Thriller | May 1945 (UK)
An unhappily married man begins a flirtation with a younger woman. When his wife threatens to ruin her, he decides to take action.

Director:

Robert Siodmak

Writers:

Bertram Millhauser (screenplay), Arthur T. Horman (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Laughton ... Philip
Ella Raines ... Mary
Dean Harens ... John
Stanley Ridges ... Huxley (as Stanley C. Ridges)
Henry Daniell ... Mr. Simmons
Rosalind Ivan ... Cora
Molly Lamont ... Mrs. Simmons
Raymond Severn ... Merridew
Eve Amber Eve Amber ... Sybil
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Packer
Clifford Brooke ... Mr. Packer
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Storyline

In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's wife who threatens him with exposure and scandal, driving him to kill her. Thereafter, fortune seems to smile on Philip Marshall; but does fate have a surprise in store? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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His was a strange SECRET! Hers was a strange LOVE!

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2001 list of 400 movies nominated for the top 100 Most Heart-Pounding American Movies. See more »

Quotes

Mary: What is it Philip that you don't ever like to meet anyone?
Philip: Well, a chap my age has the right to a few peculiarities.
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Connections

Referenced in Columbo: How to Dial a Murder (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Played in the score at Christmas
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A Laughton Treat
3 March 2018 | by lucaajmone-itSee all my reviews

I'm converted to the YouTube cause. If it wasn't for YouTube I may never had seen this jewel, with a performance by the extraordinary Charles Laughton that is nothing short of magnificent. The tenderness of the man! Director Robert Siodmak creates a perfect noir without low blows or gimmicks. Ella Raines is lovely as the object of his affection and Rosalind Ivan is priceless as the awful wife. The last shot is pure Laughton and his personal struggle for integrity. Loved it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Suspect See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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