Screening of "Suspicion"­ with discussion afterward

Suspicion (1941) Joan Fontaine won an Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Lina McLaidlaw, a shy, but rich young woman who falls head-over-heels in love with Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant), a playboy who may or may not want her dead. In his first collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, Grant reveals a darker side to his persona, not seen on screen before. Featuring a cast of British supporting players, including Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, and Dame May Whitty, you’ll be mesmerized by the tale the Master weaves.

General Admission: $5, Students and Senior Citizens: $3 


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  • Joanna B

    Sorry to have missed Suspicion and discussion - sounds like a wonderful evening. Am just learning about the passing of Lauren Bacall - another legend/icon. Along with Robin Williams this has been a hard week in Hollywood ... RIP ... We still have you and so many others we love on film and video ...

    August 13

    • Stephen R.

      We missed you. Thought of you the other day. "Conflict" was on TCM for Alexis Smith day. They ran it at 1am or some other ungodly hour though.

      1 · August 14

  • Astasia

    My first time yesterday -- Suspicion is always new; you can see it over and over -- the discussion was a pleasant surprise: gracefully conducted, lively, many voices, no pre-emptors.
    Looking forward to come back in November-- will be out of town beforehand.
    Thank you everyone.

    1 · August 13

    • Stephen R.

      Thank you, Astasia. So glad you could make it. It was one of the best discussions we've had so far. I think the movie had so many plot points and twists that it lent itself to so many interesting conclusions. It was fun. But that's Hitchcock!

      August 14

  • Eileen L

    The Academy is not a meritocracy. Hitchcock never won an Oscar for best director. Arguably the best film ever made, "Citizen Kane," did not receive the Best Picture Award in 1942. It went to "How Green Was My Valley." AMC Filmsite lists other surprising omissions and mistakes :

    http://tinyurl.com/ccwkv38

    1 · August 13

    • Stephen R.

      It's amazing that someone like Myrna Loy was never even nominated! Criminal.

      August 13

    • Eileen L

      I know. What about Fred Astaire, Greta Garbo, Deborah Kerr (nominated 6 times), Charlie Chaplin (probably because of his politics and sexual escapades), Richard Burton (nominated 7 times), Orson Wells, Rosalind Russell, Stanley Kubrick, and Robert Altman?

      Peter O'Toole holds the record for most nominations without winning--8!

      August 13

  • leila

    This was the first meetup that I was able to attend. Thank you so much for organizing it. I feel that Cary Grant was the one that should have received the Oscar...Joan was....Joan....

    August 13

    • Connie E.

      He is an awesome actor. Probably people just envied his great looks!!

      August 13

    • Stephen R.

      Jealousy in Hollywood?! There's probably some truth to what you say.

      August 13

  • Connie E.

    Truly another awesome meetup!!! Always such a great time discussing the movies with expert Stephen, alias, Robert Osborne II. Now I can rewatch all of Hitchcock's movies and look for his specialties or marks in the trade. Enjoyed the evening thoroughly. Thank you for all that you do for our meetup, Stephen.

    1 · August 13

    • Stephen R.

      Thank you, Connie. You're very kind and I appreciate your input. Glad you could make it last night. And I love being Robert Osborne II!

      1 · August 13

  • Nancy

    Had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the discussion! Now I remember how much and why I like this group.Looking forward to next time!

    1 · August 13

    • Stephen R.

      Thanks, Nancy. So glad you were able to come out. It is a fun group of very savvy movie fans!

      August 13

  • Stephen R.

    Another great Meetup. Terrific discussion afterward with me thinking of new possible plot twists. It's what makes watching Hitchcock so great.

    August 13

  • Dave

    Murphy's law also on my side - unexpected work issues means it will sadly be a late night at the office. So sad to miss this one.

    August 12

    • Stephen R.

      Sorry, Dave. See you next month!

      August 12

  • Arika T A.

    Murphy's law is happening to me today...and I don't think I will be able to make it across town by the start time. You all enjoy! Hope to see the next one.

    August 12

  • Nuni

    How is the parking around thete?

    August 11

    • Stephen R.

      There is street parking (metered). People usually don't have a problem finding parking.

      August 11

    • Stephen R.

      For future use: If you want guaranteed parking in the lot at 16th and Dearborn, you must purchase your ticket and parking pass in advance at http://www.daystarcen...­.... Otherwise, there’s a good amount of street parking available around the Daystar Center and the Red/Orange/Green Lines, #29, #62 and other buses are close.

      August 11

  • Peggy

    Sorry I cannot make it. Maybe next time!

    August 11

  • leila

    I think I can finally attend!

    1 · August 7

  • Astasia

    Looking forward to meet you there.

    August 4

  • Sue B.

    Finally, one I can make with a friend of mine, who is also a classic movies buff. See you there!

    1 · July 16

  • Joanna B

    I will be in Cincy for tennis all week and will miss one of my absolutely favorite Hitchcock films - Suspicion!! Will truly miss sharing this classic with all!!

    June 12

    • Stephen R.

      Boo! What will we do without you.

      1 · June 12

    • Joanna B

      So sad to miss it. Have seen it so much can practically recite the dialogue!! Will especially miss the discussion!!

      1 · June 13

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