Suspicion + Panel Discussion

Suspicion + Panel Discussion PG


Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018

Alfred Hitchcock
Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke |
99 mins, 1941, USA
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Don't miss this opportunity to see Hitchcock’s assured romantic thriller on the big screen, followed by a panel discussion with Cary Grant experts Mark Glancy and Kathrina Glitre, chaired by Matthew Sweet.

Joan Fontaine plays the repressed Lina McLaidlaw, a wealthy spinster who falls for Cary Grant's charming but irresponsible playboy, Johnnie Aysgarth, when he attempts to sit in the First Class train carriage with his Third Class ticket. Following a whirlwind romance Johnnie convinces her to elope, and it's only after their expensive honeymoon she discovers that he is not all he seems. In fact Johnnie is an indebted gambler who attempts to mask his addiction with charm. How far will he go to end his financial troubles? When his business partner Beaky turns up mysteriously dead, Lina suspects Johnny may have murdered him and fears that she might be next. Grant plays Johnnie with a subtle ambiguity which keeps you in suspense right until the very end of the movie. Is he, isn't he?

The first collaboration between Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock, Suspicion marks a shift in Cary Grant's acting career - Hitchcock recognising something dark simmering underneath the smooth, suave surface of Grant's carefully crafted persona.

This event is part of The Cary Comes Home Festival, which aims to celebrate Cary Grant’s Bristol roots, develop new audiences for his work and recreate the golden age of cinema-going. Supported by Bristol UNESCO City of Film.

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Buy a combo ticket for this event and the talk Hitchcock and Cary Grant: "The Only Actor I Ever Loved" at 10:00 on Sat 24 Nov and get £2.00 off the overall ticket price.