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Classic thriller in which a timid heiress becomes convinced that her husband is trying to kill her.

After escaping from her oppressive parents, the woman meets and marries a fortune hunter. At first, her happiness prevents her from reflecting on his character, but when events take a sinister twist, she fears that his intentions are murderous.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from Frances Iles's novel. Joan Fontaine won an Oscar for her role.

Release date:

1 hour, 39 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Jun 2015 12:30


Role Contributor
Johnnie AysgarthCary Grant
Lina McLaidlawJoan Fontaine
Beaky ThwaiteNigel Bruce
General McLaidlawCedric Hardwicke
Mrs McLaidlawMay Whitty
Mrs NewshamIsabel Jeans
EthelHeather Angel
Isobel SedbuskAuriol Lee
Reggie WetherbyReginald Sheffield
Captain MelbeckLeo G Carroll
DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
WriterSamson Raphaelson
WriterJoan Harrison
WriterAlma Reville

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