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Alfred Hitchcock


Cary Grant
Joan Fontaine
Cedric Hardwicke
Nigel Bruce
Dame May Whitty
Isabel Jeans





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A would-be spinster is swept off her feet by a dashing stranger, only to suspect that he is a murderer. Is she his next intended victim, or is her overactive imagination getting the best of her?

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sapien 09/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I really rather like this movie. I liked all of the plot twists. And, I really like the character, Beaky.

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SIngli6 03/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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While 'Suspicion' has an evocative Gothic atmosphere about it, it's glaringly miscast lead and terrible script make it a largely forgettable venture for the legendary auteur. Cendric Hardwicke would go on to be much better utilized in Hitchcock's 'Rope'.

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Ichabod Crane 03/06/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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A fairly good Hitchcock suspense film but not terrific, because it just ends which can work in something like the birds but in this it does not seem complete. It is interesting to see where it goes and Cary Grant is the stand out actually because you suspect something from how he acts but he does not give it away either.

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goodfellamike 05/03/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Slight, but perfectly respectable Hitchcock suspensor with Fontaine earning an Academy Award. What's in that glass? Final Grade: B

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02/16/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Suspicion" by Yojimbo

A bookish young woman rashly marries a charming playboy but mounting circumstantial evidence of wrongdoing leads her to fear for her life. In this early project by the master of suspense, Hitchcock takes the formula of the breezy screwball romance and turns it on its head. The early scenes could be from any other romantic comedy from the golden age, but he uses his usual tools of misdirection, doubt and paranoia to slowly build the suspense until the sweet and innocent Joan Fontaine becomes convinced that her new husband is a murderer intent on killing her for her inheritance. There are some classic Hitchcock moments, the highlight being the way he manages to make a glass of milk menacing and it deals with one of his favourite subjects, namely psychology. To a modern viewer, it seems obvi...

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