Above Suspicion

Synopsis: Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on the eve of World War 2.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Richard Thorpe
Production: MGM
90 min

I say, fellows, here they come.

Gangway for the bride and groom!

Make way for them there!

Oh, isn't she beautiful?

Dearest beloved, are you limping?

No, I'm not. It's just my funny ankle.

Your what?

I fell off a horse when I was little.

Then you didn't tell me everything.

Every time I get nervous,

I slip the shoe off my heel.

Miss Blake, you will remain after class

And copy your marriage vows 500 times.


Miss Blake doesn't live here anymore.

There's only a mysterious Mrs. Myles.

happy honeymoon, Professor Myles.

Best wishes, sir.

Good luck, sir.

Sorry, sir. They just

made their getaway.

Where are they headed for?

Well, do you know the number of the car?

All right.

Scotland yard extension.

Hello? Let me speak to inspector Beale.

This is the foreign

office. Peter Galt speaking.

Hello, inspector.

Pick up a car carrying

Richard Myles and his bride,

Heading for a continental honeymoon.

Should be somewhere

between here and Dover.

Don't let them leave the

country before I see them.

It's urgent.


But this isn't the lord Walden.

It isn't Dover, either.

What are you afraid of, Richard?

The Oxford sense of humor, dear.

It's deadly this time of the year.

They'll be waiting at the lord Walden.

Think of all the fun and games

You'll deprive them of.


Think of it.


Good evening.

Good evening.

Careful, dear.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith.


I suppose it's all right.

First door on the left,

Top of the stairs.

Mind you, draw the blinds.


There's a practice blackout tonight.


You mind?


"We always have to pay for all we have

"and what we hope to have.

"I hate to think of what the peace

"and serenity of our honeymoon,

Grabbed from a crazy

world, will cost us. "

What are you looking for?

April 2nd.

Oh, you remember that day?

"April 2nd.

"I met Richard Myles.

"He doesn't seem to have progressed

"beyond the paleolithic age...

15,000 years B.C."

"I decided to marry him. "

Oh, but I...

I haven't finished the day's doings.

You can't finish it.

Why not?

Because it isn't over yet.

Who is it?

Mr. Smith?


You've got the wrong room.

Oh, Smith!

Yes, this is Smith.

What is it?

It's constable Jones from the village.

Can I have a word with you, sir?

Right now?

If you please.

All right.

Mr. Edward Smith?

Uh, yes.

Could I trouble you to step

downstairs with me, sir?

This is no time for practical jokes.

This is no joke, missis.

It isn't very practical, either.

That just may be,

But I must trouble you

to come down, sir...

And come quietly.

Very well.

You won't be gone long,

will you, Mr. Smith?

Five years.

That's the maximum

for false registration.

You know, I can explain all this.

I'm glad you can.

You've given us a lot of trouble.

The whole police force

has been looking for you.


Well, you know what

college undergraduates are.

A bridegroom sort of has to

protect himself in the clinches.

We'd have had you before

if you hadn't changed cars.

That's what did it.

Did what?

I have to hold you, sir,

until a certain party

From the foreign office gets here.

The foreign office?

Wait in here, if you please.

He's on his way now.

In Paris, you'll make

your first contact,

Then go right into Germany...

Have a heart, Peter.

I shouldn't even be talking to you.

My bride's upstairs wondering

what's happened to me.

We both know what it means

If the Germans go into Poland,

And our information is they will.

Yes, I know, but...

It won't be easy to find this man.

People in Germany don't talk these days.

Even our own people will

only give you indications,

Never a word that

might incriminate them.

So you see, I need a fellow

Who's sort of bright and reads signs.

Thanks very much, but

this is my wedding night...

The man you're looking for

Has completely disappeared.

I don't know what his name is...

I don't even know what he looks like...

But if the gestapo have got him,

We may have to reorganize

our whole setup.

Well, we all have our

little troubles, Peter.

Good night.

I'm asking you to do

something of vital importance.

It's only fair to tell you

That there's an element

of risk attached to it

To both yourself and your wife.

The man you're looking for

Has complete details of the

new German secret weapon.

Secret weapon?

I thought that was just Nazi ballyhoo.

It really exists.

Ever heard of a magnetic mine?


What is it?

Underwater mine

That attracts itself

to ships by magnetism.

It's an ingenious idea.

It's more than that.

Imagine what that could

do to our lifelines.

Remember the last war?


How does it work?

I wish we knew. Find that man,

And he'll give you

the electrical formula.


Then your scientists will figure

out a way to counteract it.

It's our only chance.

I believe you can make the grade

If you two are willing to take the risk.

Well, if I know Frances,

she'll want to help.

Anyone would in a case like this.


Don't let her know how serious it is.

Women are inclined to

overplay their hand.

Just tell her you're

doing me a little favor

By hunting up someone

we've lost sight of.

Oh, hello, dear.

Come on in.

Frances, this is Peter Galt.

Congratulations. I'm sorry I

couldn't get to the wedding.

I've told you about Peter.

We were undergraduates together.

Yes, I know.

Richard's very fond of you,

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