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Actors: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G. Carroll

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SUSPICION is a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1941 in Hollywood. For her performance, Joan Fontaine won the 1942 Academy Award in the Best Actress in a leading role category.
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Joan Fontaine, the only daughter of a retired english general, is 27 years old and lives secluded with her books and her parents in a small english town. She is seduced by Cary Grant, a charming gambler and playboy who marries her. As they return from their honeymoon, Joan -Lina- Fontaine discovers that Cary Grant doesn't have any money at all. She convinces him to accept a job but Cary Grant prefers to gamble at the horse races. Lina then accidentally learns that Cary Grant has stolen from his new employer's accounts and that he doesn't go to work anymore. Her love for him is so powerful that she accepts his lies about it. Having a new idea , Cary -Johnnie- Grant persuades his friend Beaky to invest money in a real estate operation that should make both of them rich but Beaky dies in France in strange circumstances. Little by little, Lina suspects that Cary Grant may have killed his best friend for money and could desire to kill her now for mysterious reasons. If not, why is Johnnie so interested in untraceable poisons, why does he spend time with Isobel Sedbusk, the local lesbian murder mystery writer, and discuss hours with her how to commit the perfect crime ?

A classic Hitchcock with the famous "milk in the glass" scene.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Suspicion

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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