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

the shot on the stairs, Suspicion


  1. 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.

      • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 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

      • (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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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