"...the film is the equivalent of the book you can't put down."
|With Joan Fontaine.|
Suspicion - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):
"Two thirds of Hitchcock's Suspicion is very good, and that is enough to make a thriller. During that time Hitchcock used all his smoothness and his sharp eye for detail to build up a situation in which a loving wife (Joan Fontaine) is in danger of being poisoned by an equally loving but less trustworthy husband (Cary Grant). A best friend (Nigel Bruce, as a chubby ass) has already, mysteriously, fallen by the way. The fact that Hitchcock throws in a happy end during the last five minutes, like a conjurer explaining his tricks, seems to me a pity; but it spoils the film only in retrospect, and we have already had our thrills. A steep cliff, a letter from an insurance company, a glass of milk at the bedside - on such details and on the equivocal looks that foreshadow murder, Hitchcock fixes a fascinated gaze. So long as the magic lasts (there's a slow beginning, by the way) the film is the equivalent of the book you can't put down.
- William Whitebait, The New Statesman and Nation
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