Room Description

For the ultimate stay in Liverpool, look no further than the mesmerizing Suspicion room. The perfect room for group accommodation in Liverpool, you can look forward to a stylish stay in the city.

Inspired by the glamorous Hitchcock thriller, you can expect only the most luxurious features and facilities throughout the room.

Accommodating up to six guests, your group can make the most of each other’s company with a sociable stay in the heart of the city.

In this fabulous room, we’ve switched Hitchcock’s infamous suspense for his trademark style, so you can lay back, relax and make yourself right at home.

Film Bio

Suspicion is undoubtedly one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best loved psychological thrillers. The pioneer of sustained suspense, Hitchcock ensures that his audiences are always kept on the edge of their seat, from the moment the movie begins to the very end.

A twisted tale of love and betrayal, Suspicion follows the story of Johnnie Aygsgarth and Lina McLaidlaw’s, portrayed by the legendary Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine.

Handsome gambler Johnnie crosses paths with shy and bookish Lina and soon manages to win her over. Expecting to marry into wealth, it’s only after their honeymoon that the truth behind Johnnie’s façade begins to unravel.

The plot thickens when Johnnie’s friend Beaky is mysteriously murdered, and Lina starts to question everything. Suspecting that Johnnie is the murderer, Lina is convinced that she’ll be next…

A TIMELESS PRODUCTION

From its impeccable casting to its chilling musical leitmotif, Suspicion is certainly a timeless masterpiece in cinema.

Suspicion marked the first of multiple times that Hollywood legend Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock worked together. The pair later went on to collaborate on Hitchcock hits Notorious, To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest.

Not forgetting, the wonderful Joan Fontaine won Best Actress for her stunning performance as Lina, while the film itself was nominated for a Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

RECEPTION

Arguably one of the most controversial endings in cinema history, audiences were hugely divided by the film’s unexpected ending.  And it’s safe to say that Hitchcock had a fair few thoughts on the matter himself!

In fact, it had been Hitchcock’s intention to stick closely to the sinister ending of the novel.  If this had happened, audiences would have discovered that Johnnie was guilty for the crimes he was suspected of, and Cary Grant’s charming character would have become the villain.

The problem was that the studio, RKO, expressed concern over how audiences would respond to the proposed ending. They felt that audiences would have wanted to see Cary Grant maintain his hero image rather than see it tarnished as the villain.

To Hitchcock’s displeasure, the ending was altered as RKO saw fit. In the novel, Lina’s suspicions had been right, and readers saw her poisoned by Johnnie, voluntarily gulping down the poisoned drink. But in the film’s ending, Lina learns that Johnnie had been plotting his own suicide after falling into financial trouble.

Nevertheless, Suspicion made $1.8 million at the box office in 1942, and was adapted six times between 1942 and 1949 for radio plays, a popular source of entertainment throughout the period.

There’s no doubt that audiences were captivated by the film, regardless of its controversies. Adaptations of the film featuring some of the original stars were featured on Academy Award Theatre, Lux Radio Theatre and Screen Guild Theatre.

DIRECTOR’S BIO

Undoubtedly one of the greatest film directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock began directing his films in 1920s Britain.

A pioneer for the psychological thriller genre, the iconic director earned the name “The Master of Suspense”, and with his portfolio of spinetingling masterpieces, it’s easy to see why!

Hitchcock is best remembered for his clever and innovative approach to cinema, mastering film editing techniques and holding just the right amount of information back from the audience.

The legendary filmmaker was once described film critic John Russell Taylor as “the most universally recognizable person in the world”.