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Above Suspicion (1943)





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Newly married to Joan Crawford, Oxford don Fred MacMurray goes on a honeymoon in pre-war Germany. Actually it's more business than pleasure: they are secret agents for the British, attempting to smuggle back information about a new superweapon being developed by the Nazis.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Melville Baker, Keith Winter, Patricia Coleman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 1991


Joan Crawford
as Frances Myles
Fred MacMurray
as Richard Myles
Conrad Veidt
as Hassert Seidel
Basil Rathbone
as Count Sigurd 'Sig' v...
Reginald Owen
as Dr. Mespelbrunn
Richard Ainley
as Peter Galt
Ann Shoemaker
as Aunt Ellen
Sara Haden
as Aunt Hattie
Felix Bressart
as Mr. A. Werner
Bruce Lester
as Thornley
Johanna Hofer
as Frau Kleist
Lotte Palfi
as Ottilie
Alex Papana
as Man in Paris
Rex Williams
as Gestapo Leader
Bruce Lister
as Thornley
Lisa Golm
as Frau Schultz
Ludwig Stossel
as Herr Schultz
Henry Glynn
as Chauffeur
Edith Angold
as German Woman
Eily Malyon
as Manageress
Matthew Boulton
as Constable
Walter Bonn
as German Guard
Frank Lackteen
as Arab Vendor
André Charlot
as Cafe Manager
George Davis
as Proprietor
Jack Chefe
as Coatroom Attendant
Gretl Dupont
as Barmaid
Edit Angold
as German Woman
Lisl Valetti
as Nazi Girl
Peter Lawford
as Bit Part
Paul Weigel
as Elderly Man
Frank Reicher
as Col. Gerold
Peter Seal
as Col. Gerold's Aide
Jean Prescott
as English Girl
Nicholas Vehr
as Col. Gerold's Aide
Otto Reichow
as Gestapo
Henry Victor
as German Officer
Egon Brecher
as Gestapo Official
Ferdinand Schumann-H...
as Gestapo in Opera Box
Walter O. Stahl
as Policeman
Heather Thatcher
as English Girl
Sven Hugo Borg
as German Guard
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Critic Reviews for Above Suspicion

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's pure escapism, and as such is very entertaining.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Above Suspicion

Joan's last Metro film after a long tenure there is no award winner but is still a well executed spy drama with the usual MGM burnish and a high quality cast.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Surprisingly enjoyable movie from the 1940s, surprising only in that I'd never heard of it before. Joan Crawford here is more likeable than she normally is. Suspenseful.


Above Suspicion (1943) -- [7.0] -- Fred MacMurray and Joan Crawford star as newlyweds who get roped into spying for British intelligence in Nazi Germany. The tone here is light-hearted. Despite the prospect of serious danger, Crawford and MacMurray's characters actually enjoy trying their hand at espionage. It's fun to watch them follow the bread crumbs and put clues together. A Franz Liszt concerto is incorporated into the mystery, as well as Bronislau Kaper's score, very entertainingly. It's also amusing to watch steely Crawford tied up, being brutalized by Nazis (but still looking like she just walked out of a salon), swearing to the Gestapo that she'll never crack. If they were at all familiar with her filmography, they'd have known she was telling the truth. With Basil Rathbone and Conrad Veidt.

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