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Wealthy, sheltered Joan Fontaine is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Cary Grant. Though warned that Grant is little more than a fortune-hunter, Fontaine marries him anyway. She remains loyal to her irresponsible husband as he plows his way from one disreputable business scheme to another. Gradually, Fontaine comes to the conclusion that Grant intends to do away with her in order to collect her inheritance...a suspicion confirmed when Grant's likeable business partner Nigel Bruce dies under mysterious circumstances. To his dying day, Hitchcock insisted that he wanted to… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Alfred Hitchcock's trademarked cinematic development of suspenseful drama, through mental emotions of the story principals, is vividly displayed in Suspicion."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Mr. Hitchcock is probably the most artful sophist working for the films -- and anyone who doesn't think so should see Suspicion."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Grimly powerful."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The director does some wonderful things with the picture up until the ludicrous ending. Still you can't help feeling a vague disappointment with the whole enterprise."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Watch out for that glass of milk!"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Everyone concedes that this 1941 Hitchcock film is a failure, yet it displays so much artistic seriousness that I find its failure utterly mysterious."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The Hollywood-style happy ending was imposed on Hitchcock by the studio."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Great classic Hitch."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Slow but interesting."
‑ Tony Medley, Tolucan Times
"Probably the most compromised of Hitchcock's major pictures, it nevertheless sports a trio of sequences that rank among his best."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Despite a silly cop-out ending (imposed by RKO), a gripping domestic thriller."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The disappointingly neat coda has led to the dismissal of the film as second-tier Hitchcock, but up to that ending, the critique of marriage is so provocative, the imagery so powerful, and the acting so good that it's extremely enjoyable to watch."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"...a middle-tier Hitchcock product, not really as suspenseful as it should be and never as romantic or humorous as it could be."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The film isn't close to Hitch's best, but it's a critical part of his canon that shouldn't be missed."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Hitchcock piles on the tension in the way that only he knows how, skilfully building to the sensational finale."
‑ , Film4
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