Suspicion (1941)

This Alfred Hitchcock mystery has an unusually lighthearted touch, but it still has plenty of suspense. A wealthy woman marries a charming wastrel and soon makes some unsettling discoveries about him. When his business partner turns up… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 14, 1941
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Variety Staff

Alfred Hitchcock's trademarked cinematic development of suspenseful drama, through mental emotions of the story principals, is vividly displayed in Suspicion.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Mr. Hitchcock is probably the most artful sophist working for the films -- and anyone who doesn't think so should see Suspicion.

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TV Guide

Grimly powerful.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Everyone concedes that this 1941 Hitchcock film is a failure, yet it displays so much artistic seriousness that I find its failure utterly mysterious.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Hollywood-style happy ending was imposed on Hitchcock by the studio.

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Great classic Hitch.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Despite a silly cop-out ending (imposed by RKO), a gripping domestic thriller.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a middle-tier Hitchcock product, not really as suspenseful as it should be and never as romantic or humorous as it could be.

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Carlos Magalhães
The romance between the two characters is developed in a clumsy way in the beginning, but soon the film grows to become a nice, taut thriller directed with a… More
Sophie Burgess
Quite a disappointment for me, one of Hitchcock's worst films. I just felt it bumbled along and I didn't really get the suspicion. It didn't rub… More
xGary Xx
A bookish young woman rashly marries a charming playboy but mounting circumstantial evidence of wrongdoing leads her to fear for her life. In this early project… More
Kevin M. Williams
Hitchcock's tale of a spinsterish but well off lonely woman seduced by a charming ne'er-do-well is a mature rollercoaster ride as daddy's dire… More
Chris Weber
One of many pairings between Hitch and Grant. This one sees Cary play against type as a scheming playboy who sweeps Joan Fontaine's wealthy wallflower… More
Lanning : )
Walter, this is another one where I wish I'd written the script. Maybe my favorite Hitchcock, but I have to agree with him when he says he'd rather… More