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Suspense (1946)

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If Republic's skating star Vera Hruba Ralston could go "dramatic", so too could Monogram's skating star Belita. Produced by the enterprising King Brothers, Suspense takes place in an ice-skating emporium owned by Frank Leonard (Albert Dekker). No-good heel Joe Morgan (Barry Sullivan) not only strongarms Leonard into sharing the establishment's profits, but also tries to move in on Leonard's wife Roberta (Belita). The plot thickens when Leonard is apparently killed by Morgan, only to return from the dead! But what really does Morgan in is his own checkered past, as personified by his vengeful ex-sweetheart Ronnie (Bonita Granville, in a truly offbeat characterization). Belita's ice-skating solos (staged by Nick Castle) and Philip Yordan's overly complicated script tend to weigh down the proceedings; still, Suspense deserves to be seen, if for no other reason than its dazzling opening sequence.

Cast

Barry Sullivan
as Joe Morgan
Albert Dekker
as Frank Leonard
Belita
as Roberta Elba
Billy Nelson
as Woodsman
Byron Foulger
as Cab Driver
Nestor Paiva
as Man with Blond
Dewey Robinson
as Man with Blond
Sid Melton
as Smiles
Jack Chefe
as Waiter
Billy Gray
as Small Boy
Norma Jean Nilsson
as Little Girl
Paul Kruger
as Stranger
Bernie Sell
as Peanut Vendor
Charles C. Wilson
as Police Officer
Chris-Pin Martin
as Mexican Waiter
Hugh Prosser
as Photographer
Kid Chissell
as Workman
Capt. Summers
as Truck Driver
Don Clarke
as Poker Player
Jack Richardson
as Poker Player
Charles Sherlock
as Poker Player
Joe Cappo
as Poker Player
Jack Kenney
as Poker Player
Eddie Brian
as Reporter
Parker Gee
as Spectator
Martha Clemmons
as Spectator
Jo Ann Deen
as Spectator
Harisse Brin
as Spectator
Zaz Vorka
as Model
Mercedes
as Model
Jack Lipson
as Man in Audience
Bobby Barber
as Delicatessen Man
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The heavy melodrama is suggestive of a nightmare.

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
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