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Suspicion (1941) was a Film Noir - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Harry E. Edington.

The film was based on the novel Before the Fact written by Francis Iles published in 1932.

Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressJoan FontaineWon
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
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book: Beyond Suspicion (2006; trans 2009 Linda Coverdale) by Tanguy Viel

By John Grant on Jul 20, 2019 From Noirish

One of the review quotes on the cover of this short book says it reads like a Raymond Chandler novel, a comment of maximal piffledom; I guess the unnamed reviewer has the excuse that s/he was writing for a French literary magazine, rather than an Anglophone one, but even making that allowance may be... Read full article


From the Archives: Joan Fontaine in Suspicion ( 1941 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 24, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Joan Fontaine posing for a quick costume shot during the making of Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion. Joan always knew how to wear high collars and top-heavy hats like a queen. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverbanks Pictures collection. Some of these ... Read full article


Suspicion (1941)

on Jul 6, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

We’re going back a few years to?examine a film from Hitchcock’s 1940s output. A year after winning the Academy Award for Rebecca, Hitchcock reteamed with star Joan Fontaine for another one-word titled mystery, Suspicion. This classy thriller pairs Hitchcock for the first time with the sm... Read full article


Warner Archive: Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941) on Blu-ray

By KC on Jun 13, 2016 From Classic Movies

Following The Wrong Man (1956) and I Confess (1953), Warner Archive has released yet another Alfred Hitchcock film, Suspicion (1941), on Blu-ray. This film has the distinction of containing the only performance in one of the director's films to win an Academy Award. Leading lady Joan Fontaine took h... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: Suspicion

By Devon Powell on Apr 1, 2016 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor:? Warner Bros.?? Release Date: April 12, 1996 Region: Region A Length: 1:39:24 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4 AVC) Main Audio: Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Alternate Audio: Mono French Dolby Digital Mono Spanish Dolby Digital Subtitles: English?SDH, French, Spanish Ratio: 1.36:1 Notes: A DVD edition ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Johnnie Aysgarth: [to Lina] I think I'm falling in love with you, and I don't quite like it.


Photographer: I wonder if I could have just a little bit more of your smile?
Johnnie Aysgarth: Oh, now, not at this hour of the morning.


[Lina asks Johnnie how he intends to support them]
Johnnie Aysgarth: Well, if the worst comes to the worst and there's no other way out, I'll have to...
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: What?
Johnnie Aysgarth: Borrow some more.


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Facts about

Alfred Hitchcock originally wanted Johnnie to be guilty, but the studio insisted that the public wouldn't accept Cary Grant as a murderer. Hitchcock's original ending had Johnny killing Lina by poisoning her milk, but then convicting himself by mailing a letter that Lina had written. Joan Fontaine said, Cary Grant "did kill me in the original cut, but at a preview, the audience simply refused to accept him as the murderer."
Alfred Hitchcock: about 45 minutes in, mailing a letter at the village post office.
Despite the indecision over its ending, the film was a tremendous success, and more importantly Alfred Hitchcock had enjoyed a measure of creative freedom which he knew that he would not get at Selznick International.
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