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Year
1943
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genre
Thriller
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
51,339
Checks
9,517
Favs
810
Dislikes
34
Favs/checks
8.5% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. Mr DeMille's avatar

    Mr DeMille

    Theresa Wright is very sexy 8 years 2 months ago
  2. Henry K Hurtin's avatar

    Henry K Hurtin

    I liked Cotton's performance a lot...the longer you're in the movie, the creepier he gets. 8 years 4 months ago
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    Siskoid

    Famously Hitchcock's favorite film of his. It's not mine, but the more I think about it, the more I like it. It grows on you. Joseph Cotten plays dashing young Uncle Charlie who returns to his innocent and friendly home town where Teresa Wright's young Charlie (his niece Charlotte), who initially admires him, begins to suspect he's not the man she thinks he is. It's a tour de force in creating a relatable villain that creeps you out as much as he does his niece the more things come to light. Like her, you're holding out hope it's all a big misunderstanding, and I'm not saying if it is or not. Meant as the invasion of corruption into naive small-town America, the setting will make it seem rather un-Hitchcockian at first, and perhaps that's why it takes a while to really get into it. As with Saboteur, lots of interesting characters to sink one's teeth into. I could take or leave the precocious little girl, but the uptight mom is a delight, as are the two older gentlemen whose favorite topic of discussion is how they would murder one another without getting caught. Great macabre humor. 4 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #7 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films
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  2. This movie ranks #7 in TSPDT 100 Essential Noir Films
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  3. This movie ranks #44 in IMDb's 1940s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #65 in National Film Registry
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  5. This movie ranks #164 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  6. This movie ranks #282 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  7. This movie ranks #388 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  8. This movie ranks #493 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  9. This movie ranks #723 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  10. This movie ranks #766 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  11. This movie ranks #778 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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