Thursday, August 20, 2009
Theme Thursday - Shadow
Shadow of a Doubt is a great thriller from 1943, directed by the one and only Alfred Hitchcock.
Young Charlie Newton is excited at the pending arrival of her Uncle Charlie. Bored with her humdrum life, she is thrilled at the prospect of learning about the adventurous life he seems to lead.
Soon though, she has reasons to doubt her uncle, and once the doubt creeps in all it can do is grow. She gets more adventure than she ever bargained for!
This is one of Hitchcock's films that I just can watch again and again.
The performances by the cast are wonderful, led by Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten (I have come to love this guy, such a great actor), Patricia Collinge and Henry Travers (Clarence the angel from "It's a Wonderful Life"). And also a young Hume Cronyn as a neighbor and friend. Just an awesome cast in a superb film!
This film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing. Well deserved!
Here is a trailer for the reissue of the film:
Theme Thursday - SHADOW