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Rating: 8.5 stars

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California murder uncle attempted murder black and white nihilism

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Seen on: 07/13/2017

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Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Film Noir | Suspense | Thriller

Most recently watched by archstanton43, loganpm, sleestakk

Overview

A bored young woman, a teen living in Santa Rosa, California, Charlotte “Charlie” Newton (Wright), is frustrated because nothing seems to be happening in her life and that of her family. Then, she receives wonderful news: her uncle (for whom she was named), Charlie Oakley (Cotten), is arriving for a visit. But Uncle Charlie may not be the man he seems to be.

Rated PG | Length 108 minutes

Actors

Minerva Urecal | Edwin Stanley | Grandon Rhodes | Byron Shores | Isabel Randolph | Shirley Mills | Constance Purdy | John McGuire | Eily Malyon | Ruth Lee | Shep Houghton | Alfred Hitchcock | Vaughan Glaser | Edward Fielding | Sarah Edwards | Earle S. Dewey | Frances Carson | Virginia Brissac | Estelle Jewell | Janet Shaw | Clarence Muse | Irving Bacon | Charles Bates | Edna May Wonacott | Wallace Ford | Hume Cronyn | Patricia Collinge | Henry Travers | Macdonald Carey | Joseph Cotten | Teresa Wright

Viewing Notes

A pretty sinister film noir from Hitchcock that I’d never seen before, amazingly. Cotten plays a great nihilistic killer and there are some excellent scenes including a few shadowy staircase shots and the opening chase scene.

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