The Suspect

The Suspect

Charles Laughton
Director: Robert Siodmak Cast: Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
, Ella Raines
Ella Raines
, Dean Harens
Dean Harens
Robert Siodmak


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The Suspect is a well turned out period melodrama, with an excellent leading performance by Charles Laughton. He plays an amiable, hopelessly henpecked shopkeeper who yearns for the affections of pretty stenographer Ella Raines. When he is pushed to brink by wife Rosalind Ivan, Laughton kills her, making the death look like the result of a fall down the stairs. Detective Stanley Ridges, not altogether unsympathetic to Laughton, suspects foul play, but decides to bide his time and allow the suspect to trip himself up. Laughton is on the verge of getting off scot free when he makes the error of trying to stifle his blackmailing neighbor Henry Daniell. Based on the novel This Way Out by James Ronald, this is one of the most thoroughly satisfying American films of mercurial German director Robert Siodmak.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/2021
UPC: 0738329252038
Original Release: 1944
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 2,098

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Laughton Philip
Ella Raines Mary
Dean Harens John
Rosalind Ivan Cora
Stanley Ridges Huxley
Henry Daniell Mr. Simmons
Molly Lamont Edith Simmons
Raymond Severn Merridew
Eve Amber Sybil
Maude Eburne Mrs. Packer
Clifford Brooke Mr. Packer

Technical Credits
Robert Siodmak Director
Islin Auster Producer
Arthur D. Hilton Editor
Arthur Horman Screenwriter
Paul Ivano Cinematographer
Bertram Millhauser Screenwriter
Martin Obzina Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer

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