“Suspicion” is one of those great early American Hitchcock flicks that gets glossed over. A lot of that has to do with the controversial changes made to the ending. Supposedly, it was done by RKO to make audiences not fear Cary Grant being turned into a killer. What kills me is that so much of the film is setup for Grant to be a piece of trash. That’s not to say Joan Fontaine is much better. Hell, she practically begs to be killed throughout the film.
So much of the film is dedicated to making Fontaine and Grant work together. While they hated each other in real life, they have amazing chemistry onscreen. For 99 minutes, there’s nothing but build up to one final act. It’s weird seeing compromised Hitchcock, but it’s interesting in the historical longview. Still, I’d recommend picking it up.
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.37:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 mono