- New Making-Of Documentary Before the Fact: Suspicious Hitchcock
- Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 7, 2004
- Originally Released: 1941
- Label: Turner Home Ent
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: BEFORE THE FACT: SUSPICIOUS HITCHCOCK
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1941 -
Best Actress: Joan Fontaine
Description by OLDIES.com:
Well-to-do wallflower Lina McLaidlaw is in love, perhaps in danger. She suspects that Johnnie Aysgarth, the playboy who swept into her life and married her, is a murderer - and that she is his next intended victim.
Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion slyly combines romance, mystery and atmospheric flourishes (like an eerie, glowing glass of milk, an effect achieved with a light bulb inside the glass). Joan Fontaine plays vulnerable, nerve-wracked Lina, following her acclaimed work in Hitchcock's Rebecca with a striking performance that won the Academy Award and New York Film Critics Award as 1941's Best Actress. Playing against type, Cary Grant makes Johnnie an imposing charmer, wastrel and cad. But also a killer? Like the glass that may or may not contain poison, Johnnie's words and deeds may or may not be laced with menace.
SUSPICION is a genuine Hitchcock classic, featuring Joan Fontaine's Oscar-winning performance as a young wife who fears for her life.
A young woman from a wealthy family falls in love with and marries a man who's handsome, fun-loving...and broke. The new bride's happiness slowly fades as she learns about his financial improprieties. Worse yet, she starts to suspect he might be a murderer too--and she could be his next victim.
Essential Cinema |
Film Noir |
- Hitchcock cameo: Hitch mails a letter at the village mailbox about halfway through the film.
- Hitchcock put a light inside the glass of milk that Cary Grant carries upstairs to focus the audience's attention.
- An RKO producer screened the print in Hitchcock's absence and deleted all scenes that suggested Cary Grant might be a killer. The head of RKO realized the 55-minute film was ludicrous and restored the chopped scenes.
- The film was remade for television in 1987, starring Jane Curtin and Anthony Andrews.