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Suspicion (14-Nov-1941)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Samson Raphaelson; Joan Harrison; Alma Reville

From novel: Before the Fact by Anthony Berkeley (pseudonym Francis Iles)

Music by: Franz Waxman

Keywords: Thriller, Mystery, Film Noir

Lina, a repressed young woman who by her own parents' judgment is "not the marrying kind", meets and eventually marries the handsome and charming Johnnie Aysgarth. But as she builds a clearer picture of Johnnie's life, she suspects he is trying to murder her. RKO forced Hitchcock to ruin the ending. For her role as Lina, Joan Fontaine received the Oscar for Best Actress; the film was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Dramatic Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Heather Angel
9-Feb-1909 13-Dec-1986 Lifeboat
Nigel Bruce
14-Feb-1895 8-Oct-1953 Played Rathbone's Dr. Watson
Leo G. Carroll
25-Oct-1892 16-Oct-1972 Waverly on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Joan Fontaine
22-Oct-1917 15-Dec-2013 Suspicion
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Cedric Hardwicke
19-Feb-1893 6-Aug-1964 Suspicion
Isabel Jeans
16-Sep-1891 4-Sep-1985 Easy Virtue
May Whitty
19-Jun-1865 29-May-1948 Night Must Fall


Cary Grant   ...   Johnnie (marries Lina)
Joan Fontaine   ...   Lina (heiress)
Cedric Hardwicke   ...   Gen. McLaidlaw
Nigel Bruce   ...   Beaky (Johnnie's business partner)
May Whitty   ...   Mrs. McLaidlaw
Isabel Jeans   ...   Mrs. Newsham
Heather Angel   ...   Ethel (maid)
Auriol Lee   ...   Isobel Sedbusk
Reginald Sheffield   ...   Reggie Wetherby
Leo G. Carroll   ...   Capt. Melbeck


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