directed by Alfred Hitchcock
List(s):"Movie Two"
Category: "Suspense"
Year of Release:1941
Date Added:02/05/2015
Date Watched:12/06/2018
Description:Spinsterish Lina (Joan Fontaine) rashly marries playboy Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant). She soon finds out about his gambling and that he lost his job for embezzling. As she starts to put the pieces together, she becomes convinced that Johnnie intends to murder her for her inheritance. She even discovers he's been learning about poisons. She decides to flee home to her mother, but Johnnie finds out and insists on driving her. when they nearly have a car accident, it all comes to a head. Johnnie confesses that he wanted to commit suicide because he can't pay off his debt. But instead, he decided to face trial and go to prison. Lina insists on going with him and working through his problems together.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Suspicion

Review - Suspicion

I would have given this a higher rating except for the ridiculous final scene where Johnnie races along the cliff road and suddenly swerves, which makes Lina's door fly open. She thinks he's trying to push her out. He insists he was trying to save her. Maybe so, but there's no rational way to account for his driving. Grant is excellent when playing the irresponsible playboy, but not nearly as believable when he begins to act "suspiciously." Fontaine, is excellent as the mousy innocent swept off her feet by the sophisticated man.
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