The New Pictures, Feb. 5, 1945

The Suspect (Universal) is the morally reprehensible tale of a pudgy little husband who 1) begs a divorce from his unendurable wife, 2) failing to get it, murders her, 3) marries and lives happily with the girl he loves. What is more, the man is presented so sympathetically that when at last, thanks to the guile of a police inspector and his own tortured conscience, he complies with the codes of society and cinema and returns to face the music, the average cinemaddict will feel very sorry indeed.

The film gets away with this...

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