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Suspicion

Alfred Hitchcock's trademarked cinematic development of suspenseful drama, through mental emotions of the story principals, is vividly displayed in Suspicion, a class production [from the novel Before the Fact by Francis Iles] provided with excellence in direction, acting and mounting.

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

Alfred Hitchcock’s trademarked cinematic development of suspenseful drama, through mental emotions of the story principals, is vividly displayed in Suspicion, a class production [from the novel Before the Fact by Francis Iles] provided with excellence in direction, acting and mounting.

Joan Fontaine successfully transposes to the screen her innermost emotions and fears over the wastrel and apparently-murderous antics of her husband. Cary Grant, turns in a sparkling characterization as the bounder who continually discounts financial responsibilities and finally gets jammed over thefts from his employer.

Unfolded at a leisurely pace, Hitchcock deftly displays the effect of occurrences on the inner emotions of the wife. Protected girl of an English country manor, Fontaine falls in love and elopes with Grant, an impecunious and happy-go-lucky individual, who figured her family would amply provide for both of them. Deeply in love, she overlooks his monetary irresponsibilities until discovery that he has stolen a large sum from an estate, and prosecution and exposure looms.

1941: Best Actress (Joan Fontaine).

Nominations: Best Picture, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture

Suspicion

Production: RKO. Director Alfred Hitchcock; Producer [Alfred Hitchcock]; Screenplay Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville; Camera Harry Stradling; Editor William Hamilton; Music Franz Waxman; Art Director Van Nest Polglase, Carroll Clark

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1941. Running time: 102 MIN.

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

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