Suspicion (1941 film)

1941 American film by Alfred Hitchcock / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Suspicion is a 1941 romantic psychological thriller film noir directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. It also features Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty, Isabel Jeans, Heather Angel, and Leo G. Carroll. Suspicion is based on Francis Iles's novel Before the Fact (1932).

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Theatrical release poster by William Rose
Directed byAlfred Hitchcock
Screenplay bySamson Raphaelson
Joan Harrison
Alma Reville
Based onBefore the Fact
1932 novel
by Francis Iles
Produced byAlfred Hitchcock
Harry E. Edington
StarringCary Grant
Joan Fontaine
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Nigel Bruce
Dame May Whitty
CinematographyHarry Stradling Sr.
Edited byWilliam Hamilton
Music byFranz Waxman
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Release date
  • November 14, 1941 (1941-11-14)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box officeUS$ 4.5 million
Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine

For her role as Lina, Joan Fontaine won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1941. This is the only Oscar winning acting performance in a Alfred Hitchcock film.

In the film, a romantically inexperienced woman marries a charming playboy after initially rejecting him. He turns out to be penniless, a gambler, and dishonest in the extreme. She comes to suspect that he is also a murderer, and that he is attempting to kill her.

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