Joan Fontaines fabulous performance as a woman who grows to fear the man she loves anchors this compelling story in which Alfred Hitchcock shows his love for playing with the audiences expectations. Perfectly cast is the dashing Cary Grant whose lovable and charming persona is on full display while being completely transformed through Hitchcocks eerie camera work and visual innuendo to the point that the simplest gesture takes on a new and malevolent aspect. SUSPICION lives up to its titles promise weaving dread and ambiguity into a potent psychological net. Fontaine is the beautiful daughter of a wealthy landed English family. Grant is the lighthearted and irreverent wastrel who charms Fontaine into elopement and succeeds in introducing the young woman to the pleasures of a more carefree outlook on life. However as Fontaine discovers the legacy of Grants carefree ways--his numerous debts and pursuers--she begins to suspect a darker past and must confront the horrible implications this has for her future.
Release Date: 04 June 2007
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 95 minutes
Production Year: 1941
Main Language: English
Enjoyable guessing game that keeps you guessing
Usually I prefer post war Grant without the poor scripts and silly story lines, but this is a much more mature effort and worth a look.