RKO Radio Pictures’ Suspicion came to movie theaters in 1941. Directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce and Dame May Whitty, Suspicion features Grant as suave gambler Johnnie Aysgarth, whose subsequent marriage to Joan Fontaine’s Lina McLaidlaw enters troubled waters when she suspects that he may be a killer. Suspicion debuted on November 14, 1941, earning three Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Fontaine, won) and Best Music Scoring (Franz Waxman).
Here are ten valuable Suspicion movie posters, lobby cards and other artifacts that are sure to interest Alfred Hitchcock fans and movie memorabilia collectors.
Suspicion One Sheet Movie Poster
A restored one sheet movie poster in fine condition on linen sold at auction for $4,780. Suspicion marked the first time Alfred Hitchcock served as both producer and director.
Suspicion Insert Movie Poster
An insert movie poster (14×36-inches) in fine/very fine condition brought $2,868 at auction.
Suspicion Title Lobby Card
A title lobby card (11×14-inches) in very fine+ condition fetched a top bid of $1,314.50 at auction. Lobby cards were displayed in theater lobbies, hence their name.
Suspicion Australian Daybill Movie Poster
An Australian daybill movie poster (13×30-inches) in fine/very fine condition brought $956 at auction.
Suspicion Movie Stills
A pair of original 8×10-inch movie stills featuring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $65. In the original cut, Cary Grant murders Joan Fontaine, something the preview audience refused to believe.
Suspicion Movie Pressbook
A movie pressbook in uncut fine condition brought $632.50 at auction. Pressbooks were given to movie theater owners who used them to promote films.
Suspicion Italian 2 Folio Movie Poster
An Italian 2 folio movie poster (39×55-inches) in very good/fine condition sold at auction for $84. The poster – titled Sospetto – is a reissue from 1962.
Suspicion 1960s Danish Movie Poster
A Danish movie poster (14×19-inches) from the 1960s in folded very fine- condition is valued at $35-50. Look for Alfred Hitchcock’s cameo approximately 45 minutes into the film where he can be glimpsed mailing a letter at the post office.
Suspicion 1953 Reissue One Sheet Movie Poster
Suspicion was re-released in 1953. A 1953 reissue one sheet movie poster (27×41-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $1,075.50.
Suspicion Lobby Card
A lobby card (11×14-inches) picturing Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine in very fine- condition brought $358.50 at auction.
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