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Above Suspicion (1943)

Passed | | Drama, Thriller | May 1943 (USA)
Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Keith Winter (screenplay), Melville Baker (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Frances Myles
Fred MacMurray ... Richard Myles
Conrad Veidt ... Hassert Seidel
Basil Rathbone ... Sig von Aschenhausen
Reginald Owen ... Dr. Mespelbrunn
Richard Ainley ... Peter Galt
Cecil Cunningham ... Countess
Ann Shoemaker ... Aunt Ellen
Sara Haden ... Aunt Hattie
Felix Bressart ... Mr. A. Werner
Bruce Lester ... Thornley
Johanna Hofer Johanna Hofer ... Frau Kleist
Lotte Palfi Andor Lotte Palfi Andor ... Ottilie (as Lotta Palfi)
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Storyline

Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on the eve of World War 2. Written by Kelly

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It Happened on a Honeymoon!

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Arabic

Release Date:

May 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo sospecha See more »

Filming Locations:

Bishop, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Crawford always said she wished Alfred Hitchcock had directed this film, and indeed, the film contains many "Hitchcockian" touches, including mistaken identity, music as a plot cue, innocents recruited to do dangerous tasks. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 56:00, Sig von Aschenhausen puts down a decanter with his left hand, but when the camera angle changes, he removes his right hand from the decanter. See more »

Quotes

[newlyweds Richard and Frances Myles register at a hotel under assumed names]
Walmer Hotel proprietor: Mr. and Mrs. Smith? I suppose that's all right. Mind you draw the blinds.
Richard Myles: [embarrassed] Huh?
Walmer Hotel proprietor: There's a practice blackout tonight.
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Connections

Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
In the score after Frances and Richard's wedding
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Entertaining, light-hearted spy yarn with Joan and Fred in top form...
13 January 2002 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

If you like the kind of spy-romance yarns spun out by Hollywood in the 1940s--the kind with tongue-in-cheek dialogue that lets you know you're not supposed to take any of it too seriously--you'll enjoy this amusing, yet suspenseful film in which Conrad Veidt plays a "nice guy" for a change. Honeymooners Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray are asked by British intelligence to do some spying while on their European jaunt. The agreeable pair go along with a plan that has them on the trail of an agent and in and out of dangerous situations as they are pursued by Basil Rathbone, chilling as usual as a Nazi.

Good entertainment with some amusing dialogue and light-hearted performances by Joan and Fred that indicate they should have been teamed more than once. As it is, this is Joan Crawford's last film at Metro after seventeen years with the studio and comes just two years before "Mildred Pierce" at Warners. Good cast and fine production values make it an absorbing treat.


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