Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 suspense thriller starred Grant and Fontaine in the story of a would-be spinster who marries a would-be killer. Or is he? The strength of the movie lies in this question. Lina disregards the many hints that Johnny is a psychopathic scoundrel. Until the evidence is too great to ignore. Grant and Fontaine are at their best in this. And it is wonderfully filmed. The ending is changed from the Frances Iles book and it's up for debate whether Selznick of Hitchcock was behind it.
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.