Shadow of a Doubt
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Joseph Cotten stars as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives' small hometown. There, he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie (Teresa Wright). But she begins to suspect he may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret.
A charming killer hides out in his relatives' small hometown, where he befriends his favorite niece and namesake — who begins to suspect that he may be the famed Merry Widow murderer.
Cast: Mark Harmon, Margaret Welsh, Norm Skaggs, Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright
Film was definitely edgy for it's time period, with the hints of incest with the two main characters, which back then was as far as they could push that issue. Not necessarily one of Hitchcock's best (some things could have been better explained) but the plot twists kept you interested. The creepiness of the villain was done masterfully by Hitchcock and played well by the actor. The way the heroine goes from happy to grossed out is also ingenious. Definitely watch for the plot and acting!
Is there not a single person going to question what seems like a incestious infatuation between a Niece and her Uncle?? I loved the movie, but it struck me as rather odd that the scenes between the niece and her Uncle seemed oddly romantic. Otherwise. Excellent film
Is there not a single person going to question what seems rk. E
I love Hitchcock and the Noire genre of the 49e
First time watching it tonight and I loved it!