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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 and Lina are facing a large portrait of her father]
Johnnie Aysgarth: He doesn't like me.
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: I know.
Johnnie Aysgarth: He doesn't trust me from here to there. (Speaking to portrait) Do you? Well, you're right. I can only bring her unhappiness. Well, warn her. Speak up, man. It's your last chance. (To Lina) Hear him?
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: Very distinctly.
Johnnie Aysgarth: He's not exaggerating a thing, dear. It's all true, every word he isn't saying.
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: I love him, father.
Johnnie Aysgarth: Did you see him jump?
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: I did.
Johnnie Aysgarth: Well, watch this one. (Speaking to portrait) Sir, I have the honor of asking for your daughter's hand in marriage. Well, what do you say to that? (He begins tapping on the portrait and it falls off the wall) My oh my. You heard him that time, didn't you?


Johnnie Aysgarth: Hello Monkeyface!


Johnnie Aysgarth: If you're going to kill someone, do it simply.


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Facts about

Joan Fontaine liked the character of Lina in Suspicion so much that she sent Alfred Hitchcock a note after she read the novel ("Before the Fact", by Anthony Berkeley) offering to play the part for free, if necessary.
Joan Fontaine, in character as Lina, narrates the trailer on screen and speaks directly to the audience.
In interviews, 'Alfred Hitchcock (I) said that an RKO executive ordered that all scenes in which Cary Grant appeared menacing be excised from the film. When the cutting was completed, the film ran only fifty-five minutes. The scenes were later restored, Hitchcock said, because he shot each piece of film so that there was only one way to edit them together properly.
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