Hers was a strange love!
In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's wife who threatens him with exposure and scandal, driving him to kill her. Thereafter, fortune seems to smile on Philip Marshall; but does fate have a surprise in store?
As much as I dig the fact that the poster proclaims the film unsuitable for general exhibition, 'The Suspect' is, of course, not at all disturbing by today's standards (unless we're talking about how difficult a divorce was to obtain in the 40s). I wish more people would check it out - along with the rest of Siodmak's filmography - for it really is quite the neat little thriller. Tight and well-acted.
Love when it's willing to go noir on us (Laughton, the film's best aspect, turning out the lights is devilishly creepy) but otherwise mundane murder mystery.