The Suspect

The Suspect (1945)

His Was a Strange Secret, Hers Was a Strange Love

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1945-01-31
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 56 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Siodmak
star 6.9/10
From 56 Ratings


Genial shopkeeper Philip has to endure the constant nagging of a shrewish wife while he secretly yearns for a pretty young stenographer. When the henpecking gets to be too much, Philip murders his wife and manages to make her death look like an accident. A ruthless blackmailer and a low-key detective both discover Philip's secret, and he has to decide which of them poses the more dangerous threat.

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  • Charles Laughton

    as Philip Marshall
  • Ella Raines

    as Mary Gray
  • Dean Harens

    as John Marshall
  • Stanley Ridges

    as Inspector Huxley
  • Henry Daniell

    as Mr. Simmons
  • Rosalind Ivan

    as Cora Marshall
  • Molly Lamont

    as Mrs. Simmons
  • Raymond Severn

    as Merridew
  • Eve Amber

    as Sybil
  • Maude Eburne

    as Mrs. Packer
  • Clifford Brooke

    as Mr. Packer
  • Gerald Hamer

    as Griswold (uncredited)
  • Ernie Adams

    as Cabbie (uncredited)
  • Eve Ashley

    as Background Woman (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Aubrey

    as Pogson (uncredited)
  • Walter Bacon

    as Commuter (uncredited)
  • John Berkes

    as Det. Sgt. Pennyfeather (uncredited)
  • Lillian Bronson

    as Miss Crevy (uncredited)
  • Nina Campana

    as Cashier at Luigi's (uncredited)
  • Tommy Cook

    as Child Violinist (uncredited)
  • Frank Dawson

    as Jarvis (uncredited)
  • Elspeth Dudgeon

    as Pauline Barlow (uncredited)
  • Helena Grant

    as Miss Pomfret (uncredited)
  • Barbara Gray

    as Model (uncredited)
  • Grayce Hampton

    as Margaret (uncredited)
  • Keith Hitchcock

    as William Crummit (uncredited)
  • Olaf Hytten

    as Mr. Jevne (uncredited)
  • Charles Knight

    as Mr. Chadwick (uncredited)
  • Sidney Lawford

    as Lord Eldon (uncredited)
  • Vera Lewis

    as Hannah Barlow (uncredited)
  • Kate MacKenna

    as Mrs. Jevne (uncredited)
  • Charles McNaughton

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Richard Neill

    as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Edgar Norton

    as Mr. Frazer (uncredited)
  • Hilda Plowright

    as Mrs. Margett (uncredited)
  • Rebel Randall

    as Model (uncredited)
  • Sheila Roberts

    as Model (uncredited)
  • John Rogers

    as Mr. Margett (uncredited)
  • Tony Santoro

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Sally Shepherd

    as Mrs. Brown (uncredited)
  • Cecil Weston

    as Mrs. Chadwick (uncredited)
  • Katherine Yorke

    as Model (uncredited)
Directing Robert Siodmak Director
Editing Arthur Hilton Editor
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Vera West Costume Design
Sound Bernard B. Brown Sound Director
Art John B. Goodman Art Direction
Writing Bertram Millhauser Screenplay
Art Martin Obzina Art Direction
Art Edward R. Robinson Set Decoration
Camera Paul Ivano Director of Photography
Sound Frank Skinner Original Music Composer
Sound Frank Skinner Music Director
Directing William Tummel Assistant Director
Writing Arthur T. Horman Adaptation
Writing James Ronald Novel
Production Howard Benedict Executive Producer
Production Islin Auster Producer
Camera Frank Heisler Assistant Camera
Sound Charles Carroll Sound
Camera William Dodds Second Assistant Camera
Camera Robert Laylo Assistant Camera
Production Harry B. Friedman Publicist