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The Suspect (1944)

Passed | | Drama, Thriller | May 1945 (UK)
An unhappily married man begins a flirtation with a younger woman. When his wife threatens to ruin her, he decides to take action.

Director:

Robert Siodmak

Writers:

Bertram Millhauser (screenplay), Arthur T. Horman (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Laughton ... Philip Marshall
Ella Raines ... Mary Gray
Dean Harens ... John
Stanley Ridges ... Huxley (as Stanley C. Ridges)
Henry Daniell ... Gilbert Simmons
Rosalind Ivan ... Cora Marshall
Molly Lamont ... Mrs. Simmons
Raymond Severn ... Merridew
Eve Amber Eve Amber ... Sybil
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Packer
Clifford Brooke Clifford Brooke ... Mr. Packer
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Storyline

In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's wife who threatens him with exposure and scandal, driving him to kill her. Thereafter, fortune seems to smile on Philip Marshall; but does fate have a surprise in store? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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His was a strange SECRET! Hers was a strange LOVE!

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Le suspect See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 9, 1945 with Charles Laughton, Ella Raines and Rosalind Ivan reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Mary: What is it Philip that you don't ever like to meet anyone?
Philip: Well, a chap my age has the right to a few peculiarities.
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Connections

Referenced in Columbo: How to Dial a Murder (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Played in the score at Christmas
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Excellent Thriller
24 May 2000 | by harry-76See all my reviews

"The Suspect" is a taut suspenser, grandly acted by Charles Laughton and fine cast, and beautifully produced. But who can see it? Unfortunately, for some strange reason, the film was never brought out on video format. This comment is written to hopefully create some interest in helping to rectify this void. With all the less capable films on video, this is one omission which needs to be seriously addressed. ###


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