Shadow of a Doubt

USA | 1943 | 108 minutes | Alfred Hitchcock

February 17, 2018

Naïve teenager Charlie (Teresa Wright) begins to suspect her beloved Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten), on a vacation visiting sleepy Santa Rosa, California, of actually being the fugitive "Merry Widow" serial killer. Before David Lynch was even born, Hitchcock explored malevolent evil seeping into a banal small town. It's got few of the flashy passages the director is famous for-but thanks to Cotten's mesmerizing performance, it may be the director's ultimate expression of the horror that infects everyday life.

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  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Principal Cast: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1943
  • Running Time: 108 minutes
  • Producer: Jack H. Skirball
  • Screenplay: Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville
  • Cinematographers: Joseph A. Valentine
  • Editors: Milton Carruth
  • Music: Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Universal Pictures