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Suspicion (1941)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

Suspicion (1941)

In Alfred Hitchcock's classic suspense/thriller:

  • the film's opening in total darkness in a train tunnel
  • the anagram game scene in which the word "MURDER" was formed and Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine) fell faint to the floor
  • the shadows from the skylight in the front hall casting a giant spider-web appearing to trap Lina
  • the dinner conversation about murder while cutting into Cornish hens
  • the famous sequence in which handsome husband Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) carried a glowing glass of milk (that may or may not have been poisoned) upstairs to his sick wife Lina - and her staring at the glass which she thought was poisoned
  • the climactic scene of their car struggle in the final scene during a cliffside drive


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