The New Pictures, Nov. 17, 1941

Suspicion (RKO Radio) is good Alfred Hitchcock—up to the last few minutes. In those final minutes the picture falls apart at the seams.

This squashy failure by the squash-shaped master of intricate melodrama (The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca) can perhaps be attributed to RKO's box-officiousness; Suspicion's principals (Gary Grant and Joan Fontaine) must be kept alive and kicking.

Suspicion (based on Francis Iles's Before the Fact) opens with the authentic Hitchcock touch: a conversation in a railroad train speeding through a pitch-black tunnel. The picture tells the story of a charming, highborn,...

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