Suspicion (1941)

In his arms she felt his absence, haunting dread!

  • Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1941-11-14
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 764 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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Wealthy, sheltered Lina McLaidlaw is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Johnnie Aysgarth. Though warned that Johnnie is little more than a fortune hunter, Lina marries him anyway and remains loyal to her irresponsible husband as he plows his way from one disreputable business scheme to another. Gradually Lina comes to the conclusion that Johnnie intends to kill her in order to collect her inheritance.

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  • Cary Grant

    as John D. 'Johnnie' Aysgarth
  • Joan Fontaine

    as Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth
  • Cedric Hardwicke

    as General McLaidlaw
  • Nigel Bruce

    as Gordon Cochrane 'Beaky' Thwaite
  • May Whitty

    as Mrs. McLaidlaw
  • Isabel Jeans

    as Mrs. Newsham
  • Heather Angel

    as Ethel the Maid
  • Auriol Lee

    as Isobel Sedbusk
  • Reginald Sheffield

    as Reggie Wetherby
  • Leo G. Carroll

    as Captain George Melbeck
  • Billy Bevan

    as Ticket Taker (uncredited)
  • Faith Brook

    as Alice Barham (uncredited)
  • Violet Campbell

    as Mrs. Barham (uncredited)
  • Leonard Carey

    as The McLaidlaw's Butler Burton (uncredited)
  • David Clyde

    as Trunk Man (uncredited)
  • Clyde Cook

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Alec Craig

    as Hogarth Club Desk Clerk (uncredited)
  • Carol Curtis-Brown

    as Jessie Barham (uncredited)
  • Vernon Downing

    as Benson (uncredited)
  • Rex Evans

    as Mr. Bailey (uncredited)
  • Edward Fielding

    as Antique Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Gavin Gordon

    as Dr. Bertram Sedbusk (uncredited)
  • Lumsden Hare

    as Inspector Hodgson (uncredited)
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    as Man Mailing Letter (uncredited)
  • Gertrude Hoffmann

    as Mrs. Wetherby (uncredited)
  • Kenneth Hunter

    as Sir Gerald (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Lloyd

    as Miss Wetherby (uncredited)
  • Aubrey Mather

    as Executor of General Laidlaw's Will (uncredited)
  • Nondas Metcalf

    as Phyllis Swinghurst (uncredited)
  • Rita Page

    as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Hilda Plowright

    as Postmistress (uncredited)
  • Clara Reid

    as Mrs. Craddock (uncredited)
  • Maureen Roden-Ryan

    as Maid - Winnie (uncredited)
  • Donald Stuart

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Denis Tankard

    as Footman (uncredited)
  • Pax Walker

    as Maid - Phoebe (uncredited)
  • Ben Webster

    as The Registrar William Howe (uncredited)
  • Elsie Weller

    as Miss Wetherby (uncredited)
  • Constance Worth

    as Mrs. Fitzpatrick (uncredited)
Directing Alfred Hitchcock Director
Writing Anthony Berkeley Novel
Writing Samson Raphaelson Screenplay
Writing Joan Harrison Screenplay
Writing Alma Reville Screenplay
Production Harry E. Edington Producer
Sound Franz Waxman Original Music Composer
Camera Harry Stradling Sr. Director of Photography
Editing William Hamilton Editor
Art Van Nest Polglase Art Direction
Art Darrell Silvera Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Edward Stevenson Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Mel Berns Makeup Artist
Directing Dewey Starkey Assistant Director
Crew Vernon L. Walker Special Effects
Art Carroll Clark Assistant Art Director
Sound John E. Tribby Sound Recordist