Fontaine won Oscar for portraying wife who believes husband Grant
is trying to kill her. Suspenser is helped by Bruce as Cary's
pal, but finale (imposed by the Production Code) leaves viewer
flat. Remade as a TV movie. Also shown in computer-colored version.
In the scene where
Cary Grant brings a glass of milk up to Joan Fontaine, Hitch had a light
hidden in the glass to make it appear more sinister.
Hitchcock originally wanted Grant to be guilty, but
the studio insisted that the public wouldn't accept him as a murderer.
It was remade as a British TV movie in 1987
Hitchcock makes his cameo appearance 45 minutes in,
mailing a letter at the village post office.