Above Suspicion

Overview

If you believe all-American Fred MacMurray as an Oxford don, you'll probably swallow the rest of Above Suspicion. Newly married to Joan Crawford, MacMurray goes on a honeymoon in prewar Germany. Actually it's more business than pleasure: they are secret agents for the British, attempting to smuggle back information about a new superweapon being developed by the Nazis. Evil, mean, cruel and also wicked German officer Basil Rathbone imprisons and tortures Crawford though she still looks like a million bucks, but ...
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Overview

If you believe all-American Fred MacMurray as an Oxford don, you'll probably swallow the rest of Above Suspicion. Newly married to Joan Crawford, MacMurray goes on a honeymoon in prewar Germany. Actually it's more business than pleasure: they are secret agents for the British, attempting to smuggle back information about a new superweapon being developed by the Nazis. Evil, mean, cruel and also wicked German officer Basil Rathbone imprisons and tortures Crawford though she still looks like a million bucks, but McMurray comes to the rescue, paving the way for a suspenseful race-to-the-border climax. The tenor of Above Suspicion can be summed up in a scene in which, after being confronted by a monolingual stormtrooper, Fred MacMurray says in English "Nuts to you, dope!," whereupon the Nazi scratches his head and wonders aloud, "Vass iss das 'dope'?"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2010
  • UPC: 883316241936
  • Original Release: 1943
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,973

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Frances Myles
Fred MacMurray Richard Myles
Conrad Veidt Hassert Seidel
Basil Rathbone Sig von Aschenhausen
Reginald Owen Dr. Mespelbrunn
Richard Ainley Peter Galt
Cecil Cunningham Countess
Ann Shoemaker Aunt Ellen
Sara Haden Aunt Hattie
Felix Bressart Mr. A. Werner
Johanna Hofer Frau Kleist
Lotte Palfi Ottilie
Edith Angold German Woman
Frank Arnold Poet
Felix Basch Guide
Walter Bonn German Guard
Sven Hugo Borg German Guard
Matthew Boulton Constable
Egon Brecher Gestapo Official
André Charlot Cafe Manager
Jack Chefe Coatroom Attendant
Marcelle Corday Maid
David Cross Policeman
George Davis Proprietor
Wee Willie Davis Hans
Charles de Ravenne Chasseur
Gretl Dupont Barmaid
Steven Geray Anton
Lisa Golm Frau Schultz
Frank Lackteen Arab Vendor
Peter Lawford Bit Part
Bruce Lister Thornley
Eily Malyon Manageress
Hans Von Morhart Schmidt
Alex Papana Man in Paris
Jean Prescott English Girl
Frank Reicher Col. Gerold
Otto Reichow Voice Only
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink Gestapo in Opera Box
Peter Seal
Arthur Shields Porter
Ivan Simpson Porter
Ludwig Stossel Herr Schultz
Heather Thatcher English Girl
Nicholas Vehr Col. Gerold's Aides
Henry Victor German Officer
Paul Weigel Elderly Man
Rex Williams Gestapo Leader
William Yetter Jr. Hauptman
Technical Credits
Richard Thorpe Director
Melville Baker Screenwriter
Patricia Coleman Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Randall Duell Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Leon Gordon Associate Producer
George Hively Editor
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Victor Saville Producer
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Keith Winter Screenwriter
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