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Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Excellent suspense thriller keenly done in an "innocent" setting.
I have seen about 80% of all Hitchcock's films. This is indeed one of my favorites as it is also Hitchcock's favorite according to an interview with his daughter, Pat. It is the story of a small town American happy family(in Santa Rosa, CA)----nearly destroyed by the evilness of one member. It is a slick story with a lot of tension and suspense. The characters are most likable with an extraordinary cast. Joseph Cotten is at his best as the seemingly devoted Uncle Charlie that hides an evil secret. Teresa Wright is most effective as the intelligent but unaware niece in this "average" American Family. She soon becomes a threat to Cotten's character and thus is in jeopardy herself. The "murder" games between the characters played by Hume Cronyn and Joseph Newton add hilarity and a bit of irony to the plot. The entire family's characters are portrayed with ease without over acting. As Alfred Hitchcock put it when remarking about this movie "...brought murder and violence back into the home,where it rightfully belongs."