Cary Grant – the diabolical charmer… Suspicion, directed by Hitchcock, photographed by Harry Stradling Sr.

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  1. June 4, 2013

    He is amazing in this movie; not a big Fontaine fan though.

    • June 4, 2013

      Even in the most dreadful movies, he was pretty amazing πŸ˜‰

  2. June 4, 2013

    So sinister. Such high drama in that little glass of milk and those creepy web like shadows. Love this photo.

    • June 4, 2013

      I had a friend shoot a portrait of another friend in a recreation of this scene. I wish I could say I helped in any way, but I just stood around and gawked.

  3. George Kaplan
    June 4, 2013

    THE classic Suspicion pic and a *fabulous* bad pun! Parfait! I really like the ingeniousness of putting a light bulb into the glass to create that sinister phosphorescent glow.

    • June 4, 2013

      I stole it from an ad campaign – however, the stars of said ad were a couple of talking cows. I can feel Mr. Grant frowning upon me from up on high…

  4. George Kaplan
    June 4, 2013

    As well he should, as well he should… πŸ˜‰ Love your ingenuity Ms Vickie!

  5. June 4, 2013

    we adore cary grant.

    especially when funny Mr. Curtis references him in that other movie saying “Nobody Talks Like That!”


    • June 4, 2013

      Some Like it Hot…

      Yes. We certainly DO πŸ˜‰

      • June 4, 2013

        reference within a reference ——–

        do you recall in “Sex and the Single Girl” where Natalie says that Mr. Curtis looks like Jack Lemmon when he’s wearing her robe?

        love that.

        felt like the screenwriters probably shared a tuna fish sandwich on rye in the MGM commissary and wanted to secretly record their conversation for posterity through celluloid.

      • June 4, 2013

        Based on the Helen Gurly Brown book! I’ve never seen it and now I have to πŸ™‚

  6. June 4, 2013

    As you know, Cary Grant remains my favorite star/actor. His walk up that staircase, lit as he was in wonderful B&W cinematography, was simply sinister and striking as all get out. A classic image, for sure. Great post, Vickie.

    • June 4, 2013

      Perhaps THE archetypal movie actor?

  7. George Kaplan
    June 4, 2013

    The critic David Thomson certainly thinks so, one of his inarguable judgments, I think…
    Hoard-of-Useless-Information George aka Mr I’ll Bore Ya to Death πŸ˜‰

    • June 4, 2013

      Could you send me a link? I’d love to read that.

      • Heather in Arles
        June 5, 2013

        Me too!

      • George Kaplan
        June 6, 2013

        Vickie, sorry to answer you so belatedly, I can’t do the link thing but Thomson on Cary can be found in his mammoth New Biographical Dictionary of Film (and the original non-“New” version) an indispensible if sometimes infuriating tome. There’s also an article entitled “Bringing Up Cary” on the New York Re

      • George Kaplan
        June 6, 2013

        (oh toot! Sorry) -view of Books website which you can access if you have a membership, which I, alas, am not. Sorry I could not be a greater help.
        I do recommend Thomson’s book to you – and to you too Heather! πŸ™‚

  8. January 18, 2015

    this is an amazing shot. says it all.

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