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54 results for "suspense" in 15 films — see also anticipation | intense | suspenseful | tense | uncertainty

FilmTheme nameInstanceTags
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)All Hallows Eve1:23:22 - A forest scene at nightaugmented triad | child | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | conversing | create suspense | dissonant bass | forest | governess | Halloween | hiding | leading lady | ombra topic | on-screen text | pc set | pedal tone | scaring | scary | spooky | walking | whole-tone chord

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Spring Time1:24:18 - The children laughcheerful | child | chromatic sequence | conversing | create suspense | forest | governess | leading lady | walking

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Loti's Song1:24:31 - Apples roasting on a fire9th chord | child | chromatic mediant | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | cooking | create suspense | dissonant bass | forest | governess | leading lady | linear chromaticism | old man | pedal tone | scary | scored source music | singer | singing | split-third chord | spooky

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Creeping1:25:02 - A stranger approacheschild | chromatic parallelism | create suspense | creeping | diminished 7th chord | duke | forest | governess | leading lady | leading man | mickey-mousing | retardation | scary | sneaking | spooky
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)The Fur Store0:44:20 - Truck arrives at the United Fur Co.chromatic parallelism | darkness | half-diminished 7th chord | mysterious | pedal tone | store | street | suspenseful | transition | truck

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Night Watchman0:44:29 - Watchman arrives at the storedarkness | dissonant bass | flashlight | guard | half-diminished 7th chord | keys | mysterious | opening | robbery | store | suspenseful | walking | working

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Walking0:44:39 - The watchman walksaugmented sixth chord | darkness | flashlight | guard | half-diminished 7th chord | mickey-mousing | mysterious | robbery | store | suspenseful | walking | working

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Turning on light0:44:51 - The watchman turns on a lightaugmented sixth chord | guard | lamp | light | light | mickey-mousing | mysterious | robbery | store | suspenseful | turning on

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Night Watchman (Light and Shadow)0:44:51 - The watchman goes about his workaugmented sixth chord | criminal | flashlight | gangster | guard | mysterious | robbery | shadow | store | suspenseful | walking | working
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)Underscoring (Dramatic)1:01:21 - They take Elaine into the cellar9th chord | aunt | bride | brother | chromatic scale | conflict | crazy person | darkness | diminished 7th chord | doctor | dramatic | fear | fighting | gagging | harmonic sequence | leading lady | leading man | metric dissonance | murderer | oscillation | room | running | self-borrowing | struggling | suspenseful | underscoring
The Big Sleep (1946)Jones (Suspenseful)1:35:47 - Marlowe talks to two thugsconflict | criminal | dark | diminution | investigating | leading man | lying | murderer | mysterious | parallelism | pedal tone | private eye | shop | suspenseful
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)The Fugitive (Hiding)1:02:31 - Detective buys tickets to Johnnie's matchadvance plot | detective | hiding | leading man | pedal tone | room | suspenseful | tense
Death of a Scoundrel (1956)Clementi A1:50:59 - Mr. O'Hara enters Clementi's officedanger | flashback | suspense

Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

Clementi C1:51:13 - Mr. O'Hara pulls a gun on Clementidanger | flashback | gun | suspense
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)Fleeing0:34:56 - Joe and Mabel fleealley | chromatic scale | danger | down | escape | fearful | fleeing | leading lady | leading man | linear chromaticism | mickey-mousing | police | runaway | running | street | suspenseful

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Dust Be My Destiny (Worried)0:46:02 - Mabel talks to the police11th chord | create suspense | leading lady | police | room | somber

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Whistling (Suspenseful)0:46:25 - Mabel looks out the windowanxious | cheerful | concerned | create suspense | harmonic sequence | leading lady | leading man | on-screen music | police | polytonality | room | scored source music | source music | whistling

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Underscoring (Dramatic)0:46:42 - Mabel yells to Joechromatic scale | create suspense | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | dramatic | escaping | gun | gunshot | leading lady | leading man | police | room | runaway | running | street | underscoring | yelling

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Joe runs and falls0:46:50 - Joe runs and fallschromatic scale | create suspense | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | dramatic | falling | leading lady | leading man | mickey-mousing | police | runaway | running | stinger | street

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Underscoring (Dark)0:46:58 - Nick workingcreate suspense | dark | dissonant bass | friend | police | room | shopkeeper | street | underscoring

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Dust Be My Destiny (Hiding)0:47:35 - Nick talks with Joe42 chord | advance plot | anxious | diminished 7th chord | diner | fragmentation | friend | hiding | leading man | money | runaway | shopkeeper | suspense
The FBI Story (1959)Waving Goodbye0:02:20 - Son waves goodbye to his mother on the planeairport | departure | menacing | murder | plane | suspense

The FBI Story (1959)

Time Bomb 10:02:31 - Plane takes off and flies through the airbomb | machine | menacing | murder | plane | suspense | ticking | time bomb

The FBI Story (1959)

Time Bomb 21:57:00 - Men wait for bomb to explodebomb | flashback | machine | mickey-mousing | suspense | ticking | time bomb

The FBI Story (1959)

Time Bomb 31:59:10 - Mario sets two time bombs then climbs uphill out of the waybomb | climbing | flashback | hero | machine | mickey-mousing | suspense | ticking | time bomb | uphill
I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)Underscoring (Tense)0:57:39 - Communists watch apartmentcommunist | create suspense | sneaking | spy | street | tense | underscoring | walking | watching

I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

Down the stairs0:57:47 - Eve sneaks down the stairscommunist | create suspense | descending | leading lady | leading man | mickey-mousing | sneaking | spy | staircase | stairs | teacher | tense | undercover agent

I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

Underscoring (Tense)0:57:54 - Matt and Eve go down the stairscommunist | create suspense | leading lady | leading man | pc set | sneaking | spy | staircase | stairs | teacher | tense | tritone | undercover agent | underscoring

I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

Sneaking0:58:02 - Matt and Eve sneak awaychromatic scale | communist | create suspense | hiding | leading lady | leading man | mickey-mousing | pc set | running | sneaking | spy | staircase | stairs | teacher | tense | undercover agent

I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

Undercover Agent (Molto Misterioso)0:58:12 - The communists go upstairsascending | communist | create suspense | leading lady | leading man | ostinato | polychord | sequence | sneaking | spy | staircase | stairs | teacher | tense | tone cluster | tritone oscillation | undercover agent

I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

Turns on lights0:58:50 - Agent turns on the lightscommunist | create suspense | light | mickey-mousing | room | spy | tense | tritone | turning on

I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

Searching0:58:52 - The communists search the roomcommunist | create suspense | mickey-mousing | room | searching | sneaking | spy | tense
Illegal (1955)Underscoring (Tense)1:07:17 - Ray threatens Ellenstinger | suspense | tense | underscoring
The Letter (1940)Leslie (Tense)0:34:20 - Howard tells Leslie about the letter9th chord | altered dominant | chromatic parallelism | conversing | lawyer | leading lady | letter | pivotal scene | prison | sequence | suspenseful | tense
Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)Underscoring (Tense)0:44:51 - Shelly talks with Trevactor | cliff | conversing | countryside | falling in love scene | leading lady | leading man | love interest | suspect | suspenseful | tense | underscoring

Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)

Menace (Misterioso)1:19:48 - Trev calls Harveyarguing | conversing | husband | leading man | mad scene | mysterious | room | suspect | suspense | telephone
Mildred Pierce (1945)Underscoring (Dramatic)0:08:53 - Wally looks for Mildred9th chord | action scene | ascending | augmented triad | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | down | dramatic | falling | friend | half-diminished 7th chord | hurrying | knocking | mickey-mousing | room | searching | setup | suspenseful | underscoring | walking | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale
The Unfaithful (1947)Stinger0:52:10 - Chris reactsadvance plot | leading lady | shop | shopkeeper | stinger | surprise | suspenseful | zoom in
Mara Maru (1952)Underwater0:01:48 - Gregory underwaterclose-up | dark | diver | diving | diving suit | establish character | floating | leading man | suspenseful | underwater | working

Mara Maru (1952)

Floating0:02:21 - Gregory floating underwaterclose-up | diver | diving | diving suit | establish character | floating | leading man | suspenseful | underwater | working

Mara Maru (1952)

Descending1:00:51 - Gregory descends the ladderaction scene | antagonist | bodyguard | bubbles | captain | close-up | dark | descending | diver | diving | diving suit | heavy | leading lady | leading man | love interest | ocean | private eye | ship | ship | stinger | suspenseful | underwater | worker | working

Mara Maru (1952)

Shark1:01:35 - A shark appearsaction scene | captain | close-up | diver | diving | dramatic | fearful | jump scare | leading man | ocean | shark | suspenseful | swimming | swimming effect | swirling effect | underwater

Mara Maru (1952)

Walking underwater1:01:46 - Gregory walks on the ocean flooraction scene | antagonist | bodyguard | captain | close-up | diver | diving | leading lady | leading man | love interest | mickey-mousing | ocean | private eye | ship | ship | suspenseful | swimming | tense | underwater | walking | worker

Mara Maru (1952)

Underwater (Walking)1:02:03 - Gregory walks underwateraction scene | antagonist | bodyguard | captain | diver | diving | leading lady | leading man | love interest | ocean | point-of-view shot | private eye | ship | ship | suspenseful | swimming | tense | underwater | walking | worker

Mara Maru (1952)

Benedict (Sabotage)1:02:14 - Ranier sneaks awayaction scene | antagonist | bodyguard | captain | close-up | diver | diving | leading lady | leading man | love interest | mysterious | ocean | private eye | radio | sabotaging | saboteur | ship | ship | sneaking | suspenseful | swimming | traitor | underscoring | underwater | worker

Mara Maru (1952)

Underwater1:02:28 - Gregory walks on the ocean flooraction scene | captain | close-up | conversing | dark | diver | diving | leading man | ocean | ship | ship | suspenseful | swimming | underwater

Mara Maru (1952)

Underwater (Dramatic)1:02:42 - Manuelo talks to Benedictaction scene | antagonist | bodyguard | captain | conversing | dark | diver | diving | leading lady | leading man | love interest | ocean | private eye | ship | ship | suspenseful | swimming | traitor | underwater | worker | working

Mara Maru (1952)

Descending1:12:27 - Gregory descends into the wateraction scene | antogonist | bubbles | captain | close-up | dark | descending | diver | diving | diving suit | heavy | leading lady | leading man | love interest | ocean | point-of-view shot | private eye | ship | ship | suspenseful | underwater | worker | working

Mara Maru (1952)

Walking underwater1:13:08 - The murky ocean bottomaction scene | captain | close-up | diver | diving | diving suit | fish | leading man | ocean | ship | suspenseful | swimming | tense | underwater | walking | water effect

Mara Maru (1952)

Walking underwater1:13:30 - Gregory walks underwateraction scene | captain | diver | diving | diving suit | fish | leading man | ocean | ship | suspenseful | swimming | tense | underwater | walking | water effect

Mara Maru (1952)

Gregory (Hindemith in Hollywood)1:15:18 - Gregory opens a dooraction scene | boat | captain | dark | diver | diving | diving suit | exploring | fanfare | leading man | mickey-mousing | ocean | serious | ship | suspenseful | swimming | underwater | walking

Mara Maru (1952)

Walking underwater1:16:23 - Gregory walks awayaction scene | boat | captain | diver | diving | diving suit | leading man | mickey-mousing | ocean | ship | suspenseful | tense | treasure | underwater | walking | working

Mara Maru (1952)

Underwater1:17:50 - Gregory's light shines underwateraction scene | boat | captain | carrying | dark | diver | diving | diving suit | leading man | ocean | ship | suspenseful | swimming | treasure | underwater

Mara Maru (1952)

Floating1:18:01 - Gregory carries the treasure chestaction scene | boat | captain | carrying | dark | diver | diving | diving suit | leading man | ocean | ship | suspenseful | swimming | treasure | underwater