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Mr DeMille's avatar

Mr DeMille

Theresa Wright is very sexy
7 years 6 months ago
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Henry K Hurtin

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


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.
3 years 5 months ago
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John Milton

not one of my favourite Hitchcocks either, but a mediocre Hitch still has plenty going for it...
5 years 8 months ago
J-Max's avatar


Weak plot, gorgeously framed.
7 years ago
vishnu's avatar


the transformation of Joseph Cotten... creepy indeed!
liked this one!!
7 years 6 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


Great Hitchcock!
6 years 10 months ago
DisneyStitch's avatar


It may be old Hitchcock's favorite film but it's hardly an opinion shared by the vast majority of his fans. Uncle Charlie is fantastic, played to perfection by Cotten. I do think the film suffers from not fleshing out it's own plot devices very much. It's very much a paint-by-numbers kind of Hitchcock suspense film which works well, it's just no Rear Window or Vertigo.
1 year 10 months ago
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3 years 7 months ago
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Big A2

Because it's one of Hitchcock's most suspensful.

And it has Joeseph Cotten.
6 years 11 months ago
contrafugal's avatar


Master of the broken staircase (attempted) murder, Joseph Cotten, everyone.
7 years 5 months ago
pshapiro's avatar


Shadow of a Doubt is without a shadow of a doubt my favorite Hitchcock film.
7 years ago
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George Bailey

Love it!
7 years 5 months ago
sushantv10's avatar


My fav of Hitchcock.......
8 years 4 months ago

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