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Shadow of a Doubt (12-Jan-1943)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Thornton Wilder; Sally Benson; Alma Reville; Gordon McDonell

Original Musical Score: Dimitri Tiomkin

Producer: Jack H. Skirball

Keywords: Thriller, Crime, Film Noir

Joseph Cotton is "Uncle Charlie", charming and suave, who stays for a while with his sister and family in Santa Rosa, California; his niece, also named Charlie, grows suspicious at his behavior. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Story; entered 1991 into the National Film Registry. Of his own films, this was Hitchcock's favorite.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Irving Bacon
6-Sep-1893 5-Feb-1965 Mr. Beazley
Macdonald Carey
15-Mar-1913 21-Mar-1994 Tom Horton on Days of Our Lives
Joseph Cotten
15-May-1905 6-Feb-1994 Jedidiah Leland in Citizen Kane
Hume Cronyn
18-Jul-1911 15-Jun-2003 Cocoon
Wallace Ford
12-Feb-1898 11-Jun-1966 A Patch of Blue
Henry Travers
5-Mar-1874 18-Oct-1965 It's a Wonderful Life
Teresa Wright
27-Oct-1918 6-Mar-2005 Shadow of a Doubt


Teresa Wright   ...   Young Charlie
Joseph Cotten   ...   Uncle Charlie
Macdonald Carey   ...   Jack Graham
Henry Travers   ...   Joseph Newton
Patricia Collinge   ...   Emma Newton
Hume Cronyn   ...   Herbie Hawkins
Wallace Ford   ...   Fred Saunders
Edna May Wonacott   ...   Ann Newton
Charles Bates   ...   Roger Newton
Irving Bacon   ...   Station Master
Clarence Muse   ...   Pullman Porter
Janet Shaw   ...   Louise
Estelle Jewell   ...   Catherine


Review by Anon (posted on 30-Sep-2007)

Alfred Hitchcock at his best. Actors are superbly cast. The plot twist and turns as Joseph Cotten both charms the locals and terrifies his namesake niece, Theresa Wright. Her adoration turns to revulsion upon discovering his secret life. The ending has you sitting on the edge of your seat. A movie you can see over and over again and still see something new. A must see for all Hitchcock and mystery fans.

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