Shadow of a Doubt
1943, Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 108 min.
With Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright
- Fri, Aug 30th 4:00pm
- Tue, Sep 3rd 6:00pm
One of Hitchcock’s favorites among his own films, SHADOW OF A DOUBT chillingly unfolds the psychology of a mass murderer against the warmly embracing background of a small town. The script, by Thornton Wilder (Our Town) and Sally Benson (Meet Me in St. Louis), strikes all the right notes of Americana while Hitchcock thoroughly undermines our sense of security through revelations that only the audience is privy to. The urbane, globe-trotting Uncle Charlie (Cotten) pays a welcome visit to his sister’s family. While ever at his side, his alert niece and namesake (Wright) forms the disconcerting suspicion that her adored uncle may not be the man he seems. 35mm. (BS)