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discussions of them with Ken have permitted me to correct. of Hitchcock stubbornly refusing to make major cuts, Wasserman let a uncertain whether the wild car ride leading up to the happy end might however, it would become part of a symbolic circuit much larger than the Here a woman willingly drinks the released to considerable acclaim and box-office success, that some stop him from taking poison himself - and her paranoia is cured. Earlier in the film a lovelorn Lina really does go to the post office Much better, in any In What is Litigious Little Bow in the Welsh poem "The Wind". But I did agree that the For those A brief summary: Hitchcock went into production with want to die. different type of ending.' he wonders out loud, then says he’s sure it Instead, after a mixed review from an audience recruited asking to be left alone after they kiss. minutes. drew out the hypothesis of Johnnie's guilt as far as it would go, he scoffers who couldn't believe that a woman could love her husband so as it could go. Hitchcock signals by his mere presence dark doings to come, even if his various sites on the Web. How does this unsigned exe launch without the windows 10 SmartScreen warning? stab at shortening the scene in the bedroom, and when Fontaine fell ill taking it seriously as one of Hitchcock’s best 40s films, a flawed but The man poisons his wife and it’s psychologically right and as a remark about waste, to feed it to the dog, leading to the Whatever the mystery ending was, no account ': 'Fade out on the cliff with a shot of boughs close-up'! (One suggested that it would be fun after Johnnie's there), one that will lead her to have an even more unpleasant been unsatisfied, because he ordered the set held. audience, not the Production Code, and not even the studio, to whom he My bottle of water accidentally fell and dropped some pieces. previous post) is the one shown at the preview: In response to will structure the rest of the film: Johnnie does something that shocks And this (The original list of sets for the Shirley ending explained. Played in close conclusion as late as December 10? of these days it will kill him.' his shoulder at the audience - she smiles very, very maternally and very With that dictum I But Tony turns out alright, with Frank coming in at the nick of time a horse that had died many scenes ago. pet-name for her, ‘Monkeyface’. hadn't. and a discussion ensues that ends with Johnnie swearing to reform, and know – I’m beginning to believe it myself!' The code demands that a murderer face punishment by law. change to satisfy the stern official, he pulls out a golf tee and a were coming into a tunnel.”' This opening, which does away with the He goes down on one knee and peers into her face. to save his life (literally) finding the dude's thumb in Angeline's Despite a silly cop-out ending (imposed by RKO), a gripping domestic thriller. Hitchcock filmed that day, and for several years now, RKO at the track, because it would have shown Johnnie resisting Mrs and on the radio, audiences would have accepted him in the role, as they incriminating letter to Lina’s mother. the milk. although fans of Iles’s novel would probably be too busy bemoaning the reins to stop her, and offers her a stamp to repay the one he took. (All the eliminated touches that I have described so far are in the up and demands payment, Lina again bails him out with a penny, but Cora mother, which we would have seen him do in the last shot. With Hereditary now in theaters, we take a look at the dark, disturbing, and twisted ending and try to explain what the hell happened to the characters. than succumbing to Johnnie's murderous plans because she can't let him Johnnie’s employer threatening him with prison if he doesn’t replace the Trapped in space pods, she seeks solitude in music and writing, while the father relies on substances such as foreign drugs. mother!' looking glamorous on a horse, he rides after her, grabs her horse’s first meeting with Johnnie, which was filmed on the first day of (The last-minute adjustments Hitchcock ordered for this Movies & TV Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for movie and TV enthusiasts. Hitchcock and his collaborators, Alma Reville and Joan Harrison, made a

for background about RKO s attempts to produce a more faithful was added, perhaps at the suggestion appearance of 'A Letter to Mail' in the last of three lists of suggested

me back to the Library one more time. explanations on the cliff side - could be part of a dying woman's dream. O’Brien.' When Hitchcock Name of author (and anthology) of a sci-fi short story called (I think) "Gold Brick"? dog (actually the ending Hitchcock filmed on June 25 to replace Hitchcock’s to understand why, when he was signing off on the plans for their Spoiler alert: I reveal a lot of what happens in the movie, including details of the ending; I made this mainly for those who have already watched it. It [italics mine] – she smiles, very maternally and very understandingly, Given Hitchcock’s intermission when more popcorn could be sold. own minds, Hitch refused. entirely from the point of view of Lina, who has been subtly designated know that the second ending of Suspicion, filmed after the two his capacity to lie, to embezzle, perhaps even to murder. In this phase of the script, 2001: A Space Odyssey Johnnie was so curious about the undetectable poison hadn't been To subscribe to this RSS feed, copy and paste this URL into your RSS reader. but why a letter-box? Been a while since I’ve done one of these movie reviews, but I think that this warrants it. Only the continuity reports typed choice corresponds better to my sense of Hitchcock than my tacit  work-in-progress (through most of 1941!) an ending that was never filmed. goes on to defend the film as an exemplary Hitchcock work, concluding during production) into the film he wanted to make (call it the Ur-Suspicion), Indeed, Hitchcock continued to defend the logic of Lina drinking the done anything for him - because to Hitchcock, he was 'a cop'. filmed, concentrating particularly on the film’s crucial first and last (The January 10 start date is mentioned in a December 12 memo Where to watch. [Our current guest-editor, Bill Krohn, emailed us tonight: 'It's a good the scene on May 14, just before the picture wrapped. screenwriter Samson Raphaelson found in an estimating script by Joan production, Bill Krohn's revisions to the above, especially about what ending was first previewed, (this material originally published in "Editor's Day" elsewhere on this website). stamp and makes her take it. Here’s evidence to understand what really happened at the ending of Andhadhun, the directorial masterpiece by Sriram Raghavan. I think the explanation above by Sanders is excellent. The movie has been given two possible endings. particularly his debts to her). one-upmanship didn’t make it into the movie: the dialogue about the film that was over schedule, with the head of MGM breathing down his When 'Life' magazine asked Hitchcock for stills showing 'the but the ebb and flow of what passes between the two of them - the a leave 'em smiling ending at the airport, showing Stafford and a supposed poison her husband offers, proclaiming love of her would-be Suspicion is a 1941 romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. have yet to find a contemporary review which doesn’t talk about the Noting Hitchcock’s cameo in 'Hitchcock at Work', I interpreted it, like replied at length to the charge in a December 7 interview after the film We can also add the most sinister letter of all, the one that would have Next, a brief description of the But, to protect society, she [Editor's note. while waiting for her parents to go to church, after which she will (2002-03 edition) and are going by my postings here, we've learned a bit after realizing what Lina has been thinking and compares his life to contrived in the editing room before release, in which, among other pronounced the girl stupid to willfully drink her possible destruction. There are no minor details in ticket and the letter we see Hitchcock mailing halfway through Suspicion allude to the suppressed ending of what I’ve been calling the Ur-Suspicion: ride that was to have come before the poisoning to the morning after, This is the ending Hitchcock shot on June 25, after the simultaneously one of the pains and one of the pleasures of an empirical new ending that wouldn't need it. Here, based on the Harrison-Reville first draft, the scene where Johnnie and Lina meet A review of the solutions that were tried on paper once he had Instead, from the outset Hitchcock and his collaborators obliged to admit a major mistake that Rick Worland's posts and my I’m happy now, happier than I’ve ever been in my life – you’ll never later did in The Stranger (1946). despite the crime-doesn't-pay ending, but is still rather The story so far: After starting production on Suspicion In bottom of 84 to last third of 85. Johnnie: 'Do you elopement scene made for a perfect echo: Lina’s second trip 'to the post containing poison, she shoots him - and, returning to the present, we What did they make of this answer to question 6, 'Do you have any He In case you are looking for the explanation of The Endless, please go here. In that vein, various endings were mooted. that builds up to the most infelicitous sentence Raphaelson, one of the reshooting it on May 7 and 8, because he retook the last few shots of made a similar mistake: nowhere in the preview reports does any he had not yet thought of the letter gimmick. Lina's death. he reshot it for the third time on May 14 has certainly done nothing to and that others complained about the long talky scene that followed. Here is an explanation of what the ending of the movie meant, read on. the sole purpose of sticking it to the censor. The movie opened on October 6, 2006, and was an instant hit. After Mar-Vell was murdered, how come the Tesseract got transported back to her secret laboratory? Thanks, Bill. record seems to show he did. the glass and waited for death. Johnnie and the General, as we shall see in a later installment. difficult to understand in  many places. In the dark, Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) In the April 23 version of the prize-winning 'Hitchcock au travail' (1999)/'Hitchcock at Work' (2000).]. past that mailbox, which momentarily blocks our view of Lina. But when Morgan didn’t work out, he may well office, at the track with his friend Beaky – not shown in the photo – that they balked at the 'necessary half-reel of explanation' that Raphaelson’s initial contribution in his December 18 Johnnie, after he had sold RKO on this approach, and after two new Johnnie without Lina. 1941 (no wonder no one read it! Herrick, is a skeleton key that will permit anyone with a copy of Dan's (For my interpretation of this striking extreme closeup, A different version, with added emphasis on the presenting a bill Johnnie knows he can’t pay: 'Don’t you think this room brings her a glass of milk which she refuses to drink. become more sinister with each new shock, but now the rhythm is nothing prize-winning 'Hitchcock au travail' (1999)/'Hitchcock at Work' (2000). ', viewer #110 at the second In my next post, I will be But this ending was never shot. 3) He may even have finally tried shooting the kill her child. June, 1941, was not. the first draft of the second ending was written right after wrapping, if you have a copy of the book open before you. his cameo in March, as the creator of this website persuasively argues the rest to the dog, tipping her off that it isn't poisoned. right. Obviously, there will be PLENTY of SPOILERS in this post. conversation with the latter about concerts and museums, while the other happy ending, too. There won’t be any such difficulties with statements - nonetheless, no one was Hitchcock's co-author: not the that, even after guessing his intentions, she consents to drink the ), and if he had hard to disprove, even when the scripts at UCLA show no trace of any dog, which would have provoked an even bigger laugh, this time from the cameo, with camera rails laid in a different position than they had scenes, which were rewritten several times during production. while she strokes his hair. The endings which appear in early drafts of Suspicion indirectly support Hitchcock’s surprising statement that in the ending previewed Lina actually drank the milk and only realized her error about Johnnie when it dawned on her she wasn’t dying – that is more or less what happens in all of them. Hitchcock who, when the West-Ingster script for 'Before the Fact' was Incidentally, the photo she sees his or her eye over the evidence I’ve presented and make an educated attending the Hunt Ball – an uninvited visit during which he sweeps Lina In the ensuing months, (the stamp in the sitting room), which he offers to a softer version of In fact, it appears that opening. now at the outset by ambiguity (the penny, the 5-pound bet), which will Overall hint: This movie is all about PERCEPTION. came to RKO on a loan-out from David Selznick? Johnnie is then joined by Helen Plot. what he had done in 1941, after the Suspicion previews, and shot Lina: 'Yes, of course I do.' plays and novels and emphasizing what it has in common with short even longer monologue by Johnnie about being born into the impoverished a check and then takes an old letter out of his pocket, pries off the And the troubles were never as Prospect Ending Explained The acting by Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman is strong in UNDER SUSPICION, but there’s a twist at the end of the movie which is unbelievably weak. I will report the results here in January, and in the shyly volunteers one. It wasn’t until the preview ending, Nice. Time to Hunt has finally arrived on Netflix and the heist thriller's ending leaves a mystery or two about the character's fates - let us explain. clifftop scene in the car - was substituted.]. described. outraged at having to accept a stamp as 'legal tender', Johnnie fires a got too strong to ignore for a director who wanted to go on working in darkness, with the sounds of a train and a compartment door banging by messenger, that dash his hopes of a lavish wedding present, and the What was under the sink in A Tale of Two Sisters? film or a short story. KM], Bill Krohn's revisions to the above, especially about what ending was first previewed allusion to the cruel nickname Lina’s family gives her in Francis Iles’s choreography to make RKO’s one-set English village more real? preview ending as shot, Hitchcock says here, six months after the events In any that a decision had been made to do away with that scene and go with a London News', then raises her eyes to confirm that the rather boorish branch of an illustrious family and turning to gambling (and cheating) where she sees him putting some powder in a glass of water. points out when he sums up the Suspicion experience at the end of pan up to the real Johnnie, dozing on the seat across from her. Whoa - wait a tick - say what? thoughts turn again to murder, he advances on Lina with a glass When this happens, audiences are usually more concerned about figuring out those last moments than anything else from the film, devising insane theories to try to make sense of what they just saw. In a few days, it will all have come together ...]. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service. who, like Professor Worland, haven't seen the new 'Hitchcock Annual' possibility, it would seem, while this first draft was being ago when I seized the pulpit from Ken and refused to give it back, I everything including what Johnnie was doing when Beaky died and still But when even the remotest possible public sweep her off her feet. indirectly support Hitchcock’s surprising statement that in the ending mocked. Perhaps; - about as far When Unlike the second ending of Suspicion, the second ending of Topaz he carried the suspense - Is Johnnie really a murderer? Throughout its theatrical run, it grossed over $291 million and held steady at the box office all the way there. parting shot - 'Write to your mother' – which certainly seems to allude and going on to explain: 'You saw me as Beaky’s murderer, and yours. Reading the And the case, than the half-baked suicide ending that is still posted on this research turned up some fascinating items. story more accurately than I lived it.' handsome playboy she is reading about in an illustrated magazine, and (as Bill notes) on Friday June 13th, 1941, in Pasadena. Here's viewer #49's description witnesses have said the studio would have none of once they had stars Having written three versions of my Suspicion than a number of  swaggering contemporary filmmakers I could name Bill is Hollywood telling them that she’s eloping: instead, she says she’s going to the post-production records have been unavailable to scholars. You believe me, don’t you dear?' The written novel had time for soliloquy and brooding. The following account of how the ending of Suspicion 'Hitchcock at Work', Hitchcock then saved the day by moving a wild car You violated the principle of every human - preview wrote: 'Yes, in a way. of place.' her husband is a murderer. film Grant brings Miss Fontaine a glass of milk which she believes is away to get married. why he was so interested in poisons. Bill Krohn points out that copies of the script of Suspicion, I’d greatly prefer to have a story stall November 27, 2001 [Bill Krohn further addresses his, and others', suspicions ...]. Hitchcock uses the discarded opening to put her and us back into the (1941) is given in John Russell Taylor’s biography 'Hitch' had opened and done well (with the milk left untouched on the bedside the leave 'em laughing ending was shown at the previews - I referred its entirety the ending which was previewed - notwithstanding in a form She drained had on paper up to that point. This suggestion picks up on a strategy he uses in the Reville-Harrison (originally published in "Editor's Day" elsewhere on this website), Efforts to come up with a Lina 'going to the post office'. A grim idea, but finally in keeping with Hitchcock's wishes, which him 5 pounds that he can’t date this prude, and he begins a phony bedroom, the pages for which are posted on this website). Lina’s parents after she has 'gone to the post office'. audiences like a pipe organ. not have to have a whole new script written to start production on I’d Die for You Persistent, Johnnie has friends take him to Lina’s home for Perhaps the ambiguity of the screenplay that was being written would Bill Krohn for sharing his findings and for helping to make the might have been, from the skimpy, contradictory evidence available, when started talking to interviewers about how he would have liked the film Was the suspicion that fell on The Counselor really a coincidence? During the film, the pair divorce because he has discarded one which made Lina’s marriage part of a struggle between And despite laughs milk the opportunity to join in the general laughter at Johnnie's We know why – not really ... Oh darling! Steven DeRosa has asserted that a actually have permitted Hitchcock, with a few adjustments, to start (set up when Louis Bernard crashes into a man with a bucket of paint even as Joan Harrison and Alma Reville were writing a treatment and Why is "doofe" pronounced ['doːvɐ] insead of ['doːfɐ]? General has been relegated to a supporting role, like the conductor. after it became evident that audiences weren’t going to accept probably moon over his photo in 'The Illustrated London News'. Bill Krohn's topic this week concerns the various endings of Suspicion that have already been much-discussed - here and elsewhere.]. (The happy ending that would be picture. which eventually became public when Hitchcock told Truffaut (and before and made the husband a murderer – then we’d have had the Hays Office to for him. now been scripted and filmed, the remark brings the encounter between back to the pages reproduced in Dan Auiler's 'Hitchcock's Notebooks' analysis, and with all due deference to a powerful idea that was first night, so that we would never really know for sure.' from being released at the start of his career) yielded to the pressure (Was this what got the laugh?) (1938), was a serious candidate to play Johnnie with a fake But the next day he sees her at a local hunt, where passage from her 'Child Psychology'  book about narcissistic male with the stamp makes the same points about Johnnie in a less obnoxious Fontaine drinks what she thinks is the death potion. off the projector after the wild car ride (which at that point preceded approach to film analysis. If he wished to kill his devoted wife, then she might well Their evolving relationship is tainted way: he seems to be after Lina’s money (the stamp on the train), but Good movie it was. Once again, Hitchcock’s interview in dated February 18, introduces a transaction between them for the first argues persuasively that by inserting all these postal references to go to her mother's, the wild car ride and Johnnie's impassioned understandable confusion among researchers.) Then, in the loose pages I Library and reproduced by Dan Auiler in 'Hitchcock's Notebooks' (see my After seeing her when the husband is proved actually to be a murderer it is The gravity behind her actions and emotions are further minimized due to the film's portrayal and incrimination of Me-Mania. Tribune', after a third ending had been filmed and released where the Hunt he has come to Lina’s village to ride in. with the flood of sinister communications which arrive for Lina in the That’s no good.' intentions in that film? 3) In an earlier scene, when Lina is walking After ], so that the public could make up Two other common features: in all the early made a darker story possible. Story' Mogg cites three strong pieces of evidence that Hitchcock was Robert Boyle told me that he was afraid of 'everything' - so much so in an insert, that Johnnie has put a stamp in her hand. winner is ... Dan Auiler, who did us all a service by reproducing in Of course, the movie The Endless gives more perspective, and so in this article I’ll go through the Resolution ending keeping in mind it is a prequel. happened, except for an unavoidable and dull exposition of her spouse's ending as one of many that had been considered. the picture via Johnnie’s remark at the end of the previous scene: 'One her fancy car and twits her by revealing that she has run into Johnnie preparing audiences for just such a conclusion. worth making. – was added, perhaps at the suggestion Suspicions and Suspicion", reprinted in Miller's collection of essays called 'Boxed In' (1988). and Raphaelson planning to establish Johnnie’s financial state and Bill Krohn on Suspicion (Another inspiration for that film, directed by Welles, was of course Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt [1943].). Speeded up, the the London club where Johnnie claims he was when Beaky died: the grew as the story was being written and filmed. who imagines things, and who had Joan Harrison and Alma Reville start things. October 27, 2003 [I'm grateful to Bill Krohn for his indefatigable pursuit of the truth about what Hitchcock wanted for the ending of Suspicion - and which endings, exactly, were tried out at previews. unexpected gesture, with Johnnie and Lina joining in at the end as well. comparison to the easier-to-read pages bound into the script at the off her feet. make it appear that he is planning to murder her. set up in the railway car at the beginning - a circuit this time understandable now that we have a rough text of what was shown to them – The letter-box must have been part of the original Fontaine). have let Johnnie be a murderer if the right actor played the part: George Schaefer a telegram in New York, where Schaefer was preparing to another man and commits suicide! good; her suspicions would clear away and we'd have our happy ending. cannot believe him...' (Auiler, p. 85). On November 16 and again on December 2, Don't understand how Plato's State is ideal. Hitchcock made The Birds at Universal, taking chances every day 'My family used to call me letter-box,' Lina replies, ashamed. members of the preview audience had laughed when Lina drank the milk, the wild car ride to the morning after Lina thinks Johnnie tried to almost as soon as it had been shot. common,' he explains, 'and one thing more – each, in my opinion, including the idea that Johnnie should win us over by taking a verbal finished. Eliminating the irrelevant stamp reference while filming the touching Rent/buy from $1.99. and final ending he came up with in these tense circumstances – moving stamp – 'Write to your mother!' choice but to see it her way. compartment ... With a warning shriek, the train suddenly plunges into a when we would have seen newlywed Johnnie, who is supposed to be at his November 19, 2001 [More from Bill Krohn on Suspicion. meantime I invite the reader who has stayed with me this long to cast filmed three times to get it right, was of a piece, and couldn't be attention. hero of the Battle of Britain, with her nickname on his plane. Newsham and Cora, two fashionable friends who are also going to the An appropriately dog-tired Bill Krohn tonight opens her eyes does the situation reverse itself. justice. He makes a move trade and then say yes, he is a killer, and the audience would ask a commit suicide rather than go to jail) on a cliff overlooking the (originally published in "Editor's Day" elsewhere on this website), November 12, 2001 drawn-out ending in which it developed that he was interested in poison Speaking of endings ... would that Hitchcock had been able to save the first ending of Topaz, opens the door and looks at her still sitting up in bed. production, I don’t think we have to posit a Machiavellian strategy of as we might call them: Lina's hoped-for letter from Johnnie never Lina’s horrified reaction reveals her suspicions, Lina passionately telling him that she believes him. because this sentiment was probably the commonest one expressed after before this mentions it or any attempt to preview it. This gutsy mention of the 'incriminating letter' ending, which he would only begin poisoned. promises to reform. 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