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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)

Best ActressJoan FontaineWon
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated

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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

1001 Classic Movies: Suspicion

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 22, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Suspicion (1941), starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Today, I'm continuing February's the... Read full article

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Quotes from

[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.

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

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Facts about

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 4, 1943 with Joan Fontaine and Nigel Bruce reprising their film roles.
Samson Raphaelson considered Suspicion "in many ways my best screenplay."
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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