Suspicion

Suspicion

DVD - 2004
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Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life.
Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]
Edition: Standard version.
ISBN: 9780780639874
0780639871
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,12 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 18, 2016

Good cast, but not one of Hitchcock's best.

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akirakato
Dec 27, 2014

This is a 1941 romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on Francis Iles's novel: "Before the Fact" (1932).
Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine play as a married couple.
Compared to "Rebecca" and "Psycho", this film seems like a child's play and comedy.
As the undisputed master of suspense, however, Hitchcock will keep you glued to the film until the stunning final scene with twists and turns.
But, some scenes are too contrived.
For example, Hitchcock shows Cary Grant push his friend from the cliff, which is an unrealistic and somewhat laughable action and turns out a red herring.
In the final scene as the couple drive back home, it is clear from the shot from behind that doubles have been used and the two characters in the scene are not Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant.

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garycornell
Oct 17, 2014

Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant are wonderful as newly weds. "Suspicion" is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and as usual, he is the master of suspense. Here we have Joan Fontaine in a role she would receive an Academy Award as Best Actress in 1942. She deserved it for taking the movie on her shoulders. We want to believe the Cary Grant's character is a wonderful guy, but Hitchcock keeps dropping hints that he might not be a great guy. Cary had similar roles in such films as "Charade". It is always a good idea to see a Hitchcock movie. Please let me know how you liked the movie. Just leave your review here on the KCLS web site.

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Monolith
Dec 28, 2013

Cary Grant was hilarious in the first half, and the bumbling Nigel Bruce was adorable as 'Beaky' with his "Old Bean"s and "Old Girl"s... Hitchcock accelerates Grant's dark side in the second part of this romantic thriller, and Joan Fontaine excels as his jittery wife, nearly losing it over whether he *is* or he isn't... This was her Oscar winning follow-up to the prior year's Hitchcock nugget, "Rebecca". Highly recommended, although, as another has mentioned, the ending which is said not to have been to Alfred's choosing, wasn't particularly satisfying to me. Still a terrific film.

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rationallady
Jun 06, 2013

Outstanding acting especially by Cary Grant as the villain. I won't spoil the ending,but after you watch the movie you might want to research the ending Hitchcock would have preferred.

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KarenW
Sep 11, 2009

When Johnnie is warned against wooing the spinster Lina, he decides to go ahead anyway. Soon Lina is in his thrall until she discovers his secret life. From then on she is very suspicious of her husband. And the audience is left to ask "is he or isn't he a murderer?"

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Monolith
Dec 28, 2013

Johnnie Aysgarth (to Lina, as she fumbles with the top button of her blouse, flustered from his fixing her hairdo): "Don't do that." Lina McLaidlaw: "Why not?" Johnnie Aysgarth: "Because your ucipital mapilary is quite beautiful." Lina McLaidlaw: "What's an... ucipital mapilary?" Johnnie Aysgarth (gently pokes the indented spot on her throat): "That." Lina McLaidlaw: "You don't need to touch it."

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